Shashi Tharoor to being his campaign for Congress president today

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor will start his campaign for the party president’s election by visiting the Deekshabhoomi monument in Nagpur on Saturday.

Mr Tharoor will pay his tributes at Deekshabhoomi, where Dr B R Ambedkar converted to Buddhism along with his followers in 1956, on Saturday, said Maharashtra Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh.

Deshmukh has organised the Thiruvananthapuram MP’s visit here.

Tharoor, 66, filed his nomination for the Congress president’s election in Delhi on Friday.

As per the schedule of his visit, Tharoor will land at the Nagpur airport at 4.50 pm on Saturday.

From there, he will leave for Deekshabhoomi here where he will pay his tributes to Dr Ambedkar and later address a press conference.