“Prime Minister Imran Khan receives a seal of approval from across the border as Shashi Tharoor showers praise upon him”
Despite the ongoing tensions between Pakistan and India, Shashi Tharoor has praised Prime Minister Imran Khan for remembering Tipu Sultan on his death anniversary on May 4.
“Shashi and Imran Term Tipu Sultan A Great Indian Hero”
Shashi Tharoor went on to say that Prime Minister Imran Khan reads and cares about the subcontinent’s history. However, he was unhappy that it took a Pakistan leader to remember “a great Indian hero” on his death anniversary.
Praising the former cricketer turned politician on his twitter post, Shashi Tharoor said on his own twitter:
One thing i personally know about @imranKhanPTI is that his interest in the shared history of the Indian subcontinent is genuine & far-reaching. He read; he cares. It is disappointing, though, that it took a Pakistani leader to remember a great Indian hero on his punyathithi. https://t.co/kWIySEQcJM
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) May 6, 2019
On May 4, Prime Minister Imran Khan said in his twitter post that Tipu Sultan is a man he admires because he preferred freedom. He further added that Tipu Sultan died fighting for freedom rather than live a life of enslavement.
Today 4th May is the death anniversary of Tipu Sultan – a man I admire because he preferred freedom and died fighting for it rather than live a life of enslavement.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) May 4, 2019
Shashi Tharoor is a prominent Indian politician. He is also a writer and a former career international diplomat who is serving as Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, since 2009.
Shashi Tharoor also currently serves as Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs and All India Professionals Congress.
Tharoor is an acclaimed writer and has authored 18 bestselling works of fiction and non-fiction since 1981. They are centered on India and its history, culture, film, politics, society, foreign policy, and more related themes.
Praising Prime Minister Imran Khan
Shashi Tharoor’s praise of Prime Minister Imran Khan comes at a crucial time. Congress is currently locked in a battle for parliamentary supremacy with BJP. India elections are entering their final phase and its too close to call an outright winner.
Prime Minister Imran Khan is no stranger to praise from across the border. The former cricketer has many friends in the neighboring country and one such friend, Navjot Singh Sidhu, attended his swearing-in ceremony.