‘Tharoor is not elitist, has middle-class background; he’s not in the race to lose’

Ashraf Engineer

Shashi Tharoor’s campaign to be Congress president has earned him affection, support and opposition in equal measure. What sets him apart? Is he too elitist, as some people believe, or is he the answer the Congress needs after years of stagnation? He’s labelled himself the candidate of change, so what’s the change on his agenda? Most importantly, can he win? Economist, political commentator, Congressman and prominent Tharoor backer Salman Anees Soz, and policy advocate Rohit Tripathi speak to All Indians Matter.