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Tharoor's remark on Oct 2 a personal view: Cong

October 02, 2009 20:01 IST

The Congress dubbed the latest Twitter remark by Union Minister Shashi Tharoor as his "personal view". Tharoor had remarked on microblogsite 'Twitter' that people should work rather than enjoy a holiday on Mahatma Gandhi's birthday.

"It may be his personal view. The holiday on the birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation is for the nation to rededicate to his ideals and principles," party spokesman

Shakeel Ahmed said when asked to react to Tharoor's comments.

The minister of state for external affairs had said on the site that "Gandhiji said 'Work is Workship' and we enjoy holiday on his birthday."

Tharoor's comments on his Twitter in September dubbing air travel in economy class as "cattle class" had evoked a strong reaction from the All India Congress Committee.
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