Minister of State for HRD and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor is of little use for the capital and is, in fact, a ‘burden’, according to CPM district secretary Kadakampally Surendran.
At a press conference here on Thursday, Surendran came down heavily on Tharoor by describing him as an MP who is merely present on flex boards and who does not bring any fresh development to the city. He is a “burden” who considers the voters and people with utmost scorn, Surendran said.
“Tharoor has erected thousands of flex boards in the city spending lakhs of rupees. The people in Thiruvananthapuram do not need that kind of a representative,” he said.
Surendran also blamed Tharoor for not taking steps to solve the garbage crisis that has gripped the city and pressing for a railway zone in Thiruvananthapuram. “He remains a mute witness to the demand for a railway zone. He has not taken any steps to bring assistance from the Centre for the garbage crisis here,” Surendran said.
He also slammed Tharoor by saying that he never spares an opportunity to shower verbal abuse upon Mayor K Chandrika.
Surendran’s outburst has come just days after Chandrika blamed Tharoor for the delay and final scrapping of a twin city programme with Spanish port city Barcelona.