New Delhi: In a desperate attempt to douse the burning visa row started by his own infamous tweets, Minister of State for External Affairs, Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday again ‘tweeted’ that since External Affairs Minister SM Krishna has spoken on the issue, he has nothing to say.
In another tweet, Tharoor writes that he is intended to take on the issue with Krishna on Wednesday and he has missed "brouhaha" on the issue but refused to add anything to his earlier comments.
"Was travelling out of range & missed brouhaha. Now that EAM (External Affairs Minister) Krishnaji, whom I respect, has spoken, I hv (have) nothing 2 (to) add. Will discuss visa issue w (with) him," Tharoor said in his latest post on the social networking site 'Twitter'.
Tharoor also thanked his followers in the site for supporting him on the issue.
"But thanks for all the kind words over the last 24hrs. Appreciate the support," he said.
Earlier yesterday, Tharoor had virtually kicked off another ‘Twitter’ controversy by writing: "Issue is not security Vs tourism, but whether visa restrictions protect our security. 26/11 killers had no visas", referring to the tightened visa norms announced by Ministry of External Affairs.
The comments drew flak from all quarters with the opposition BJP terming the tweets “callous” and External Affairs Minister SM Krishna saying that government will go by the Home Ministry's guidelines and stressed that differences over issues should not be aired in public.
First Published: Tuesday, December 29, 2009, 23:40