Dr Tharoor cleans up the famous Vizhinjam beach… is it a political storm on the beach side?

Shashi Tharoor, MP from Trivandrum, and presently persona non grata with the Congress leadership, thanks to his bipartisan views on the “Clean India” campaign call by PM Narendra Modi, in a sense has done it again, much to the chagrin of his party and party-men.

He extended his support to the clean India campaign of the PM by clean up the famous Vizhinjam beach, just 14 kms away from the center of his constituency, Trivandrum.

Apart from tweeting in reply to the Prime Ministers call for support to a Clean India, Dr Tharoor also posted a video of the event and his speech with an appeal to PM Modi that funds be allocated by the centre to help revive the polluted Parvathi Puthanar falling in his home constituency.

While many neutral political observers have indeed lauded Dr Tharoor for his support for the cause of a Clean India, the video and the MP’s speech has left many in the Congress circles wondering if its now a mere formality that the suave leader will formally exit the party, that is battered owing to a series of electoral debacles under the leadership of the mother-son duo, Sonia and Rahul Gandhi.

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Dr Tharoor cleans up the famous Vizhinjam beach… is it a political storm on the beach side?

PM Modi meets press at BJP HQ – more of a mainline media ‘selfie’ opportunity!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took time off from his hectic schedule to meet a host of media people at the BJP Party headquarters this afternoon (25th Oct). Most of the leading lights of prominent TV channels and print media were present there.

Party president Amit Shah welcomed and next to that PM Modi addressed the media – his brief speech focused on his Clean India campaign, and how the media was playing a very constructive role in informing people of the same, and propelling them into action.

After the speech, he mixed with those present for informal interactions.

While there was a promise from the PM of more similar interactions in the coming times, the event was marked by the lack of any serious attempt by Shri Modi to take up questions on more serious issues.

For most in the media, it was a good opportunity to wish the PM in person, and get a now in vogue ‘selfie’ shot.  And none of them were complaining of content as per seasoned observers.

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PM Modi meets press at BJP HQ – more of a mainline media ‘selfie’ opportunity!