Shashi Tharoor earns Narendra Modi’s praise

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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor received accolades today from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his skills in public speaking, leaving political tongues wagging on the timing of the praise. Modi showered praise on Tharoor, the only Congress MP present at a function organised by the Lok Sabha Speaker for MPs, while talking about the need for free airing of views on national issues irrespective of the party affiliations.”Oxford debate has a huge significance. It is good thatShashi ji was there…. What he spoke there reflected thesentiments of the citizens of India,” he said while inaugurating a workshop on the Speaker’s Research Initiative (SRI) to train MPs on various subjects of global importance. when asked by reporters to comment on Modi’spraise, he said, “I am grateful. He (Modi) was kind enough. He spoke with a large heart.” When his attention was drawn to the fact that he was the only MP from Congress at attend the programme, Tharoor said he had not noticed it. He said he attended the programme as he had got the invitation from the host–the Speaker. At the same time, he said MPs from other parties were also present at the event.

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