Shashi Tharoor Disappointed by Seculars Turning towards the ‘Dark Side’

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Shashi Tharoor, a senior leader from Congress, has expressed his disappointment over Congress party functionaries such as Anil Anthony, C.R Kesavan and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy crossing to the “dark side” or the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He believes strongly that politics should have some principles and that individuals have their right to switch party allegiances, but this decision by the said Congress defectors was a mistake according to him, because they are secular-minded people and will not find a safe home in a party that is fundamentally committed to an exclusively communal agenda.

To encourage opposition unity, Mallikarjun Kharge, the AICC President, has taken a remarkable initiative, and this is a good thing. He has provoked the other parties with his gloating over Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification, uniting them in a single cause. In Karnataka, the Congress has welcomed more members who come into the party from other parties, this includes 5 MLAs, 3 MLCs, 11 former MLAs, 4 former MLCs, and 1 former MP. This suggests that Congress is confident about its power and prospects in the upcoming elections in the state.

The company mentioned in this article is the India National Congress (INC), also known as the Indian National Congress-Congress Party. The INC is a political party across India that is a firm advocate for secularism and democratic socialism. Founded in the year 1885 by A.O Hume, a British civil servant, it has been responsible for playing a major role in India’s freedom struggle and for laying the foundation for the country’s vibrant democratic setup.

The person mentioned in this article is Shashi Tharoor, who is a two-time Member of Parliament, a former UN Under-Secretary General, and a prolific author. He is currently a Member of the India National Congress and has served as India’s Minister of State for External Affairs and Human Resource Development between the years 2009 and 2012. He is an ardent believer in democracy and in individual liberties and has been an advocate for the rights of the marginalized. He has always been vocal in his criticism of communal politics and his critiques of Indian policies.