Shashi Tharoor Congress leader assured that acceptance of Modi’s call to support the”Swachh Bharat Mission” does not imply that he is supporting or endorsing BJP’s “core Hindutva” agenda; he wants to remains a “proud Congressman.”
Shashi Tharoor said “I am astonished that anyone would suggest that I am pro-BJP. I have a 30-year paper trail of published writings on my idea of India and my profound belief in India’s pluralism,”
As per social networking website Facebook comment by him , a former minister in the previous UPA government and second term MP from Thiruvananthapuram,
“Being receptive to specific statements or actions of BJP leaders does not remotely imply acceptance of the party’s core Hindutva agenda. The PM pitched his appeal as a non-political one and I received it in that spirit. I am a proud Congressman and a proud Indian. In short, not pro-BJP, just pro-India,” the former UN diplomat answered.