We Don’t Feel Need to Denigrate Our Heroes: Tharoor

Published: 28th December 2015 01:15 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th December 2015 01:15 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Former union minister Shashi Tharoor on Monday downplayed criticism of former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Congress president Sonia Gandhi in party mouthpiece ‘Congress Darshan’, saying the grand old party does not feel the need to denigrate any of its heroes.

“Our great national leaders have had a lot of accomplishments. We should not feel any need to denigrate any one of our heroes. What they accomplished is what we are living today,” Tharoor told ANI.

“Congress is focused on tomorrow, why these people are focused on yesterday? History is about the great national heroes. Our freedom is their legacy,” he added.

In the December issue of ‘Congress Darshan', questions have been raised on Jawaharlal Nehru’s decision for the state of affairs in Kashmir, China and Tibet.

The article clearly states that Nehru should have listened to freedom fighter and former home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s views on international affairs.

It also criticised Sonia Gandhi and said her father was a fascist soldier.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp