Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who earlier triggered a controversy after his “Hindu Pakistan” comment, has again created a controversy with this Hindu Taliban remark.
“They are telling me to go to Pakistan. Who has given them the right to decide that because I am not a Hindu like them, that’s why I can’t stay in this country? So is there a Taliban emerging within Hinduism now? We must ask our Hindu brothers and sisters if people can be allowed to speak with reference to our religion in this manner,” he said at a public meeting.
“As individuals, as politicians, as thinking people we are saying, BJP’s talks, BJP’s talks about Hindu Rashtra, is very dangerous. It can destroy our country,” he added.
The BJP was quick to react. Party spokesperson Sambit Patra tweeted:
After “Hindu-Pakistan” jibe Mr Tharoor furthering His attack on the Hindus comes up with a new term “Hindu-Taliban”!
From Hindu-Atankwadi to Hindu-Taliban ..this only reflects the pathological hatred of the Congress for the Hindus!
याद आया “हाँ,कांग्रेस मुसलमानों की पार्टी है!”
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) July 18, 2018
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that the former would feel more comfortable in Pakistan as his girlfriend lives there.
Shashi Tharoor’s girlfriend lives in Pak, Cong leader will feel comfortable living there: Subramanian Swamy https://t.co/GgctADIQSU
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) July 18, 2018
“Taliban forces you to leave; we are not forcing him (Shashi Tharoor) to leave, we are only giving him a suggestion since he has Pakistani girlfriend that too ISI he might be more comfortable there,” he told ANI.
Recently Tharoor’s office was vandalised!
Tharoor’s remark comes a day after workers of the BJYM allegedly vandalised his office in Thiruvananthapuram. Tharoor claimed that those who vandalised his office were the workers of the BJP’s youth wing.
The Congress had distanced itself from his comments and cautioned its leaders to choose words carefully while rejecting the saffron party’s “hatred”.
Five BJYM workers were arrested and released on bail on Tuesday in connection with the incident of vandalism at Tharoor’s office.
Tharoor was in the news recently for his ‘Hindu Pakistan’ remark
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
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. “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.
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Source- NDTV, News 18, Indian Express