India On Hindu Pakistan comment, Congress asks Shashi Tharoor to choose words carefully

07:06  13 july  2018
07:06  13 july  2018 Source:   hindustantimes.com

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Shashi Tharoor (File photo). All Congress leaders must choose their words carefully to reject the BJP’s hatred, the main opposition party said on Thursday following Shashi Tharoor ’s comment that India will become a Hindu Pakistan if the saffron outfit regains power next year.

Shashi Tharoor : India will become ‘ Hindu Pakistan ’ if BJP sweeps 2019. Distancing itself from Tharoor ’s controversial remark, the Congress urged its leaders to choose their words carefully while rejecting the hatred being propagated by the saffron party.

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All Congress leaders must choose their words carefully to reject the BJP’s hatred, the main opposition party said on Thursday following Shashi Tharoor’s comment that India will become a Hindu Pakistan if the saffron outfit regains power next year.

“Modi Govt thrives upon an unprecedented atmosphere of division, bigotry, hatred, intolerance and polarisation for last four years. Congress, on the other hand, represents India’s civilisational values of pluralism, diversity, compassion and harmony between faiths and ethnicities,” senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said in a series of tweets.

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Shashi Tharoor at a march parade with NSUI President Hibi Eden and other Congress workers in Ernakulam, Kerala. After the BJP victory of 2014, Tharoor was asked to help the treasury benches draft a statement condemning Pakistan for freeing Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the Lashkar-e-Toiba

The Congress today disapproved of remarks by its MP Shashi Tharoor that if the BJP is voted to power, it will pave the way for creation of a " Hindu Pakistan ", and cautioned its leaders to choose words carefully while rejecting the saffron party's "hatred".

“India’s values and fundamentals are an unequivocal guarantee of our civilisational role and set us apart from the divisive idea of Pakistan. All Congress leaders must realise this historic responsibility bestowed upon us while choosing words and phraseology to reject BJP’s hatred,” he added.

Tharoor said during an event in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday that the BJP will “tear apart the Constitution of India and write a new one”, which will “enshrine the principles of Hindu Rashtra, that will remove equality for minorities.”

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Tharoor defends comment

The member of Parliament from Thiruvananthapuram defended himself and said he was “repeating what is on record” from the ruling party and its ideological mentor, the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh.

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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor (Express Archive). The comments came while he was addressing a lecture on ‘Threats faced by Indian democracy and That will be a new one which will enshrine the principle of Hindu Rashtra, will remove equality for minorities, that will create a Hindu Pakistan .

NEW DELHI: BJP seized on Congress MP Shashi Tharoor ’s remarks that another win for it in 2019 Lok Sabha elections would make India a ‘ Hindu Pakistan ’ to ‘predict’ that the Congress will not get support of Find this comment offensive? Choose your reason below and click on the Report button.

“I don’t see what exactly I need to apologise for the BJP’s point of view ... If they are no longer interested in the idea of Hindu Rashtra they must admit. Until they do so, how can one apologise for reflecting their point accurately? Tharoor questioned.

BJP demands apology

The BJP criticised Tharoor’s statement and demanded Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s apology for its leader’s comment.

“Congress was responsible for the creation of Pakistan because of its ambitions yet again it has gone ahead to demean India and defame Hindus of India,” BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said while speaking to news agency ANI.

Union minister and BJP leader Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore called the Congress MP’s comment “pure hallucination”.

“I think this is withdrawal symptoms of the fact that neither they are in power nor do they see power coming to them again. It’s Congress that has infringed our Constitution and freedom of our citizens,” Rathore said.

Former vice-president Hamid Ansari said Tharoor has a “right to make his own judgement”.

“I haven’t read what he has said. He is a learned man whatever he says will be well considered,” Ansari was quoted as saying by ANI.

Omar Abdullah says Congress jibe at PM Modi for friendship with Nawaz Sharif ‘disappointing’ .
Omar Abdullah says Congress jibe at PM Modi for friendship with Nawaz Sharif ‘disappointing’“There are a lot of things I will be critical of PM Modi for but attempting to repair India’s relations with Pakistan is certainly not one of them. I’m not even getting in to the internal politics of Pakistan that makes this tweet even more disappointing,” Abdullah said in a tweet.

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