Telangana Congress chief apologizes for calling Shashi Tharoor 'donkey'
New Delhi : Shashi Tharoor on Thursday night said that he has received an apology from the Telangana Congress chief and is "happy to put the unfortunate episode behind us".
Senior Congress leaders Manish Tiwari and Rajeev Arora had objected publically to the remark made by Revanth Reddy, who allegedly called Shashi Tharoor 'a donkey'.
Attaching a media report by New Indian Express, Manish Tiwari tweeted and demanded that Mr Reddy must withdraw his remarks.
"Dear Mr Revanth Anumula, Dr Shashi Tharoor is a valued colleague of yours & mine. It would have been better if you would have spoken to him if you had some misgivings about a purported statement of his. Grace & Propriety demands you withdraw your words," read the tweet from Manish Tiwari.
Senior party leader Rajiv Arora condemned the remarks of Mr Reddy.
"I condemn derogatory remarks by Shri Revanth Reddy PCC president Telangana for AIPC president and senior congress MP Shashi Tharoor as reported by a section of press. He should issue a statement withdrawing his remarks," he tweeted, tagging J Geeta Reddy, the regional coordinator of the party.
Mr Reddy later apologized to Shashi Tharoor and also publically notified the same on social media.
"I spoke to shri @ShashiTharoor ji to convey that I hereby withdraw the remarks and reiterate that I hold my senior colleague in the highest regard," Mr Reddy tweeted.
Mr Tharoor also replied on social media and said, "I received a gracious call from @revanth_anumula to apologise for what was said. I accept his expression of regret & am happy to put this unfortunate episode behind us. We must work together to strengthen @INCIndia in Telengana & across the country. (sic)"