Thiruvananthapuram: Veteran Kerala Congress leaders slammed Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor on Sunday (August 26) for his comments that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be praised for doing the right things. Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala at the same time said, Modi's wrong doings cannot be ignored. 

Congress president Mullapally Ramachandran commented on Tharoor's statement claiming that it was unfortunate and he would have a word with Tharoor regarding this matter. 

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This criticism began after Congress leaders Abhishek Singhvi and Shashi Tharoor come out in support of party colleague Jairam Ramesh on Friday (August 23), saying "demonising" Narendra Modi was "wrong" and the Prime Minister should be praised for doing the right things.

While Singhvi said Modi's acts must be judged "issue-wise, not person-wise", Tharoor said praising the Prime Minister for doing the right things would lend credibility to the opposition's criticism of him.

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"Always said demonising Modi is wrong. Not only is he PM of nation, a one way opposition actually helps him. Acts are always good, bad & indifferent they must be judged issue wise and nt person wise. Certainly, Ujjawala scheme is only one amongst other good deeds (sic)," Singhvi tweeted echoing Jairam Ramesh's views.

Tharoor also joined him saying, "As you know, I have argued for six years now that Narendra Modi should be praised whenever he says or does the right thing, which would add credibility to our criticisms whenever he errs. I welcome others in opposition coming around to a view for which I was excoriated at the time."

With PTI inputs