The Kerala government on Tuesday denied that the Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who is in Geneva to seek assistance from the United Nations and its allied agencies for the flood-hit state of Kerala, is not their representative at UN.
The CMO Kerala said that Shashi Tharoor is not their representative a UN and was not the envoy for the government as tweeted by Shashi Tharoor.
Tharoor had earlier sought permission to travel abroad from the Delhi court that is hearing the Sunanda Pushkar death case. He is currently out on bail. Tharoor said he had gone to seek aid after consultation with Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan.
Tharoor, on the other hand, tweeted last night that he has reached Geneva to seek help from humanitarian agencies.
Landed in Geneva to meet w/ @UN & international humanitarian agencies for consultations on #KeralaFloods. While seeking help is the prerogative of the Govt of India, i am here, in close consultation w/ @CMOKerala @vijayanpinarayi, to explore what help could be possible if sought
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) August 20, 2018
The application that Tharoor gave the Delhi court to seek permission to leave the country said that apart from seeking aid and relief for the massive calamity which has hit Kerala, the MP also wished to express condolences to the family of former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan.