Highlights:

  • TPCC President, A Revanth Reddy has pleaded an apology for his derogatory remarks on Shashi Tharoor
  • He made those remarks while having an informal chat with the reporters at Gandhi Bhavan
  • Within few minutes of his statements, TRS leaders began trolling the TPCC president on social media platforms

Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president A Revanth Reddy has pleaded an apology for his derogatory remarks on his party colleague and MP from Kerala, Shashi Tharoor on Thursday. He made those remarks while having an informal chat with the reporters at Gandhi Bhavan.

The TPCC chief and an MP from Malkajgiri parliamentary constituency called up Shashi Tharoor on Thursday night and apologized for his remarks. Revanth Reddy tweeted, “I spoke to Shri Shashi Tharoor to convey that I hereby withdraw the remarks and reiterate that I hold my senior colleague in the highest regard. I regret any hurt that may have been caused to him by my words. We share our faith in the values and policies of the Congress Party”.

While referring to the apology, Shashi Tharoor replied on Twitter, “I received a gracious call from @revanth_anumula to apologize for what was said. I accept his expression of regret & am happy to put this unfortunate episode behind us. We must work together to strengthen @INCIndia in Telangana & across the country.”

On Wednesday, during an informal chat with the reporters, Reddy slammed state IT minister KT Rama Rao for his incorrect tweet on the Hyderabad rape accused and referred to Kerala Congress MP for complementing the state’s government effort in developing the information technology sector in the state. He noted that Language is not knowledge, but only a communicative skill and hoped that Tharoor would be expelled from the party as he was proving to be a liability.

Within a few minutes of his statements, TRS leaders began trolling the TPCC president on social media platforms by their comments and further shared the audio clip of Reddy’s comment on Tharoor. They also tagged Rahul Gandhi in their tweets. However, Tharoor responded by expressing, “I am sure he was only expressing fraternal feelings.”

In addition, Manish Tewari who is an AICC spokesperson tweeted, “Dear Mr. Revanth Reddy, Dr. Shashi Tharoor is a valued colleague of yours and mine. It would have been better if you would have spoken to him if you had some misgivings about a purported statement of his. Grace and Propriety demand you withdraw your words.”

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