PM Modi praises Shashi Tharoor for his speech at Oxford University that went viral on YouTube

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A day after Congress President Sonia Gandhi pulled up party leader Shashi Tharoor, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday praised him for his speech at the Oxford University.

“Whatever Shashi Tharoor said in the Oxford debate went viral on YouTube,” said Modi.

Lok Sabha MP Tharoor made a passionate argument demanding reparation payments from the UK to India for 200 years of its colonial rule, prompting a vigorous debate online with his speech becoming a hit on social media like Facebook and YouTube.

“India’s share of the world economy when Britain arrived on its shores was 23 per cent,” Tharoor said at a debate at the University of Oxford recently.