Shashi Tharoor News
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said some level of factionalism exists in every political party. He said that leaders should look at the bigger picture and the collective goal. Tharoor's remarks come in the backdrop of the ongoing power tussle between Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his former deputy Sachin Pilot.
The Thiruvananthapuram MP's remarks assume significance amidst speculation that a section of the Congress leadership in Kerala appears to be apprehensive over the increasing support he was enjoying and the emergence of a 'Tharoor group' within the party in the state, where it lost power to rival CPI(M) in 2016.
It may be noted that Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge and former party chiefs Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are among the 40 star campaigners the party has announced for the Gujarat assembly elections 2022. Rahul Gandhi, who is leading the party's Bharat Jodo Yatra, has not campaigned so far in the poll-bound states of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.