What Will Tharoor Do Now, Will He Remain In The Congress Despite The Humiliation?: Senior CPM leader MA Baby indirectly invited Shashi Tharoor to the left after the defeat in the Congress presidential election. He asked whether Tharoor’s plan was to endure this humiliation and stay there. He congratulated Shashi Tharoor, who lost the Congress presidential election but got 10 percent of the total votes. (Ma baby congratulates Sashi Tharoor)
MA Baby said that everyone knows that Kharge won not because he was better than Shashi Tharoor to lead the Congress, or because he had a lot of support in the Congress. Tharoor has written very critically about Nehru and Congress before entering Congress politics. MA Baby also asked in a Facebook post whether he would return to his natural, stronger secularism.
What will Shashi Tharoor do next?
My congratulations to Shashi Tharoor, who lost the Congress president election but secured ten percent of the total votes polled.
Everyone in Congress repeated that the elections would be democratic and free, but it was clear that things were not like that. It was clear that Mallikarjun Kharge was the candidate of Sonia – Rahul – Priyanka. Everyone knows that Kharge won not because he was better than Shashi Tharoor to lead the Congress, or because he had huge support in the Congress. Through this election, the Sonia family showed the Congressmen themselves that no matter who they stop, the Congressmen will win. This election has shown that being an international diplomat, a secularist writer or an energetic politician means nothing to a Congressman.
In the history of independent India, elections have been held for the post of Congress president four times. There is no history of anyone who stood against the Nehru family in those elections and continued in that party. Despite being Nehru’s candidate in the 1950 elections, Acharya Kripalani lost to Purushottam Das Thandan, a Hindutva partisan. Kripalani gradually left Congress. After losing to Sitaram Kesari, Sharad Pawar formed the Nationalist Congress Party. After losing to Sonia Gandhi, Jitendra Prasada was politically marginalized. His son Jatin Prasada joined the BJP and is a minister today.
Everyone knows that Shashi Tharoor is not one of Rahul Gandhi’s favorite leaders. Congress leaders in Kerala also never hide their displeasure. During this election itself, AK Antony, Ramesh Chennithala, K Sudhakaran, Kodikunumil Suresh, and Mullapally Ramachandran came against Tharoor publicly. It is history that anyone who does not have full loyalty to the Sonia family cannot stay in Congress for long.
What is Shashi Tharoor planning to do next? To endure this humiliation and stay there? Or if it is to come out of Congress, is the intention just to settle the rift of an election defeat? Tharoor has written very critically about Nehru and Congress before entering Congress politics. Will he return to his natural, stronger secularism? Will he come to politics effectively questioning the semi-fascist rule of the Sangh Parivar?