Congress MP and former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor was in news due to some very exciting rumour that he is joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Shashi Tharoor was quick to put this report on a stop when he write a Facebook post related to the rumour.
Tharoor wrote: “In view of the number of people asking, let me repeat that my convictions are a matter of record and they do not match those of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). For 40+years I have spoken and written in defence of a pluralist India with equal rights for all its citizens and communities”
Mr. Tharoor also clarified the rumours have been floating without any basis. The clarification has come after the statement by CPI(M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan that four Congress leaders, including Mr Tharoor, planned to join the BJP.
Mr. Balakrishnan had claimed that he had information about four Congress leaders from Kerala joining the BJP and KPCC president M M Hassan had indicated Tharoor was one of them. However, Hassan denied having made any such remarks.