Shashi Tharoor to be sworn in as minister

May 27th, 2009 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, May 27 (IANS)Shashi Tharoor, the former UN undersecretary general, will be sworn as a minister in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s council of ministers Thursday.
Sources close to Tharoor said he got a call from the Prime Minister’s Office asking him to be present for the swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Tharoor, who contested from Thiruvananthapuram, won by a margin of nearly 100,000 votes beating Ramachandran Nair of the Communist Party of India (CPI).

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