Pakistan PM Imran Khan was praised by senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday for remembering Tipu Sultan on his death anniversary on May 4.
Pakistan PM had tweeted the same on Sunday.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has showered praise on Pakistan PM Imran Khan for his “genuine and far-reaching interest” in Indian history, saying that it was “disappointing” that it took a Pakistani leader to remember Tipu Sultan.
“Today 4th May is the death anniversary of Tipu Sultan – a man I admire because he preferred freedom and died fighting for it rather than live a life of enslavement,” the Pakistan PM had tweeted.
Responding to his tweet, Tharoor tweeted: “One thing i personally know about @imranKhanPTI is that his interest in the shared history of the Indian subcontinent is genuine & far-reaching. He read; he cares. It is disappointing, though, that it took a Pakistani leader to remember a great Indian hero on his punyathithi.”
Khan’s tweet trigerred a war of words between senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah and BJP’s Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Sunday, with the former saying he was not the one to “eat biryani” with the premier of an enemy country.