Saturday, June 07, 2014

Mani Shankar Aiyar on Shashi Tharoor

Mani Shankar Aiyar has ridiculed Shashi Tharoor as a chameleon on the latter's late discovery of Narendra Modi's 'inclusivism'. Aiyar has also noted that "notwithstanding simmering public doubts over the tragic death of his warm, gregarious wife Sunanda, he was selected again for Thiruvananthapuram." In other words, Tharoor is treated as a renegade.

Tharoor and Aiyar are supposedly the two best brains in the Congress party. Tharoor's rationalisation that by praising Modi's 'changed behaviour' (?) he is only setting a higher benchmark against which the public has to judge the prime minister has not cut much ice with the party. Reasons for his pro-Modi comments are clear as daylight. He desperately needs government's intervention to torpedo the police investigation into his role in the gruesome death of his third wife.

Aiyar is desperate to get into good books of Sonia Gandhi. Tharoor has given him an opportunity to exploit. Perversely intelligent people are a greater liability to a political party than honest fools.

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