Politics | Congress disapproves of Tharoor’s remarks

Politics | Congress disapproves of Tharoor’s remarks
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First Published: Wed, Sep 16 2009. 09 44 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Sep 16 2009. 09 45 PM IST
New Delhi: The Congress party on Wednesday disapproved minister of state for external affairs Shashi Tharoor’s remarks in which he allegedly referred to those who travel by economy class as “cattle class”.
“The party disapproves of the remarks. He may have used it as a slang, but we find it unacceptable,” Congress spokesperson Jayanthi Natarajan said. Replying to a question on Twitter, “Tell us minister, next time you travel to Kerala, will it be cattle class?”, Tharoor, who came under fire for his stay in private luxury hotel, has commented: “Absolutely, in cattle class, out of solidarity with all our holy cows!”
Tharoor, who is visiting Liberia, was not available for comment.
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No forceful acquisition of land for rail projects
New Delhi: The railway ministry will stop “forceful acquisition of land for railway projects”, Indian Railways said in a press statement issued on Wednesday.
The railways will also comprehensively review its land acquisition policy and examine all land acquisition cases within one month the statement said.
— Rahul Chandran
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