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Congress unhappy with 'tweety' Tharoor

December 29, 2009 19:37 IST
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Union Minister Shashi Tharoor's fresh 'Tweets' on the visa issue have not gone down well with the Congress party, which on Tuesday appeared to disapprove his latest remarks.

"Whatever the party had to say, it had expressed its opinion earlier (when it had disapproved the remarks of Tharoor terming the economy class as a cattle class). S M Krishna has already spoken about it. We have nothing more to add," AICC General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi told media persons in New Delhi.

Talking separately, party MP Satyavrat Chaturvedi took a jibe at Tharoor saying old habits die hard and that he will slowly understand the "political culture".

"It takes time for old habits to change. Slowly, he will also understand what is political culture," he said.

Chaturvedi said personal opinion should not be aired from a public platform and advised everyone to stay within limits.

Party sources maintained that a minister taking regular jibes at the government was unacceptable.

"Wait and watch. We are a patient party," a senior party leader said.

Tharoor had landed in controversy earlier when he travelled economy class and later dubbed it as a "cattle class" when an austerity drive was going on in the party and even party President Sonia Gandhi travelled economy.

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