Another Tharoor tweet

New Delhi: Continuing to ‘tweet’ his opinion despite receiving flak, Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor now says people should work rather than enjoy a holiday on Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary. “Gandhiji said ‘work is worship’ and we enjoy holiday on his birthday,” he said in reply to a posting on the social networking site Twitter.

To support his contention, Mr. Tharoor cited the views of the visiting Vietnamese Vice-President Nguyen Thi Doan. “In Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh’s birthday is a working day and citizens are expected to put in an extra effort at work to honour him,” he said, quoting Ms. Nguyen Thi Doan, whom he met at a dinner hosted by Vice-President Hamid Ansari . — PTI