Addressing an event in Thiruvananthapuram on 11 June 2018, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor stated that the BJP will write a new Constitution which will pave the way for a nation, much like Pakistan, where rights of minorities are not respected.
“If they (BJP) win a repeat in the Lok Sabha our democratic constitution as we understand it will not survive as they will have all the elements they need to tear apart the constitution of India and write a new one,” he said.
If they (BJP) win a repeat in the Lok Sabha our democratic constitution as we understand it will not survive as they will have all the elements they need to tear apart the constitution of India & write a new one: Shashi Tharoor pic.twitter.com/vY7lWrjYSb
— ANI (@ANI) July 11, 2018
“That new one will be the one which will enshrine principles of Hindu Rashtra, that will remove equality for minorities, that’ll create a Hindu Pakistan and that isn’t what Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru, Sardar Patel, Maulana Azad and great heroes of freedom struggle fought for,” he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
“They already have more than 20 states under their belt, so a Rajya Sabha majority looks near,” he said, adding, “Now if they could muster what they managed during the last Lok Sabha polls, India is done for.”
The BJP sharply countered the comment, saying the Congress had “demeaned and defamed” Hindus of India.
The party demanded Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s apology. Speaking to ANI, Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Sambit Patra said, “Rahul Gandhi must apologise for what Shashi Tharoor said. Congress was responsible for creation of Pakistan because of its ambitions yet again it has gone ahead to demean India and defame Hindus of India.”
Patra also took to Twitter and said that the Congress doesn’t lose any opportunity to demean India and defame Hindus.
MR Sashi Tharoor says India will become “Hindu-Pakistan” if BJP returns to power in 2019!
Shameless @INCIndia doesn’t lose any opportunity to demean India & defame the Hindus!
From “Hindu terrorists” to “Hindu-Pakistan” the Pak appeasing policies of Cong are unparalleled!
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) July 11, 2018
Twitter reacts angrily and criticized the minister!
Those who are fear-mongering about India becoming a Hindu Pakistan cunningly equating a nation born out of bigotry with the oldest, most embracing civilisation. The DNA of the two nations, their philosophies and destinies became different when one tore itself away from its roots
— Abhijit Majumder (@abhijitmajumder) July 11, 2018
Why is it that those who raise the specter of India becoming a dangerous Hindu Pakistan have close relations with Pakistanis, have articles in Pakistan publications, are quoted favorably in the Pakistan press, visit Pakistan and have their pictures taken with Pakistan leaders?
— Dr David Frawley (@davidfrawleyved) July 12, 2018
Congress is imploding from inside with series of bloopers
➡Backing Sharia law
➡Defending Triple Talaq
➡Defending Nikah Halala
➡Supporting female mutilation
➡Tharoor statement about Hindu Pakistan
➡Rahul secretly Meeting intellectuals who spew venoms on Hindus everyday
— Rishi Bagree 🇮🇳 (@rishibagree) July 12, 2018
These guys love the existing Pakistan so much. Want Aman Ki Asha and all. But get their panties in twist imagining a fictional Hindu Pakistan. So “Hindu” adjective is what makes them hate something they love. One should be thankful that they’re openly accepting their Hinduphobia. https://t.co/LjZayM52Vv
— Rahul Roushan (@rahulroushan) July 11, 2018
Congress that has made false charges of Hindu and Saffron terror is now raising the false cry of India becoming Hindu Pakistan. Tries to turn Hindus into terrorists and separatists while excusing the real terrorism and separatism of Jihadis and Naxalites. #HinduPakistanComment
— Dr David Frawley (@davidfrawleyved) July 11, 2018
now Hindu Pakistan.
irony is that, those who created one big Muslim Pakistan in 1947 &thousands of mini Pakistan within India are afraid of Hindu Pakistan.
— Shobha Karandlaje (@ShobhaBJP) July 12, 2018
Why would you use a word like #HinduPakistan ? It’s absurd to claim that India will turn into a Hindu Pakistan. No not happening! Don’t spread false narrative. Don’t hurt the soul of my India/Hindustan. Don’t hurt the oldest civilization/the most inclusive religion in the world.
— Sadhavi Khosla (@sadhavi) July 12, 2018
First ‘Hindu terror’, now ‘Hindu Pakistan’, ……Congress was punished badly in election for coining the term “Hindu terror”…this time Congress will become extinct for coining “Hindu Pakistan”.
— Oxomiya Jiyori🇮🇳 (@SouleFacts) July 11, 2018
First Hindu TERROR
Comparing Bharat with Pakistan is something No Indians will accept such statements.
— Piyush Mody (@Piyushmody999) July 11, 2018
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Source- NDTV, News 18, NBT, Indian Express