British reduced India to one of the poorest countries: Shashi Tharoor

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Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday said 200 years of British rule had reduced India from its glory of one of richest countries in the world to the poorest one and their claims of bringing development and political unity was false as the British had done nothing intended for the benefit of India or Indians.

Speaking during the launch of his new book ‘An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India’ here, he said whatever the British had done in India was only those necessary to consolidate their rule and control over the country.