Wharton Business School should have heard Gujarat CM Modi: Tharoor
New Delhi: Minister of State for Human Resource and Development (HRD) Shashi Tharoor said the Wharton Business School should have heard Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi after inviting him.
Tharoor, however, said that he disagreed with Modi on several issues. "I disagree profoundly with Modi, but students should have thought through his various positions and his record before they invited him. Once they invited him, they should have actually heard him out and he should have been challenged. The university campus is a place where you can actually answer questions and ask questions and that should have been the process," said Tharoor.
"He should have been allowed to say his speech and he should have then been challenged on his record. Once you invite somebody dis-inviting is unnecessary and unfortunate," he added. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Balbir Punj rallied behind Modi, and backed the views of Shashi Tharoor.
"Tharoor is absolutely right when he says that Narendra Modi once he was invited, Wharton must have heard him and it doesn't behave civilized people to first extend an invitation and then back out from it," he said.