Tharoor under attack from MP CM
Last Updated: Thursday, September 17, 2009, 17:32
Bhopal: After the rebuke from his party, Shashi Tharoor today came under attack from BJP leader and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, who said he has no no right to continue in the Union Council of Ministers after his "insulting" remarks about economy class travellers.

"I believe that in a democracy, people are God. To refer to them as 'cattle' is an insult to them. And I believe that such a person has no no right to be a Union minister," he told reporters.

Chauhan said Tharoor, Union Minister of State for External Affairs, perhaps did not not know India very well.

"And if he says that to sit in economy class is like being cattle, then Shashi Tharoorji, those people who travel economy class are very big people," he said.

Tharoor, a former UN diplomat and a new comer to politics, yesterday received a sharp rebuke from his own party Congress which said his remarks "cattle class" in the context of economy class travel forced by government's austerity measures were "unacceptable and insensitive".

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, September 17, 2009, 17:32

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