Thiruvananthapuram: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor today welcomed the "conciliatory and inclusive statements" of Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi.
"I am impressed by Narendra Modi`s conciliatory and inclusive statements. We must ensure, he lives upto them and works for the benefit of all Indians", Tharoor, who was re-elected for the second time from Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat, tweeted.es."
He said "the values of the Congress, especially inclusive growth, social justice, abolition of poverty and protection of the marginalised still need your voice."
Tharoor, however, said the Congress would not yield on issues and principles close to it.
Reacting to responses elicited by his comment, Tharoor said "we will not yield on issues and principles and robustly defend our values".