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If BJP wins 2019 polls, India will become Hindu Pakistan: Shashi Tharoor

The BJP hit back at the Congress, saying it was responsible for the creation of Pakistan and has yet again gone ahead to demean India and defame Hindus.

india Updated: Jul 12, 2018 13:02 IST
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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor (PTI File Photo)

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday said that if Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wins 2019 Lok Sabha elections, it will create a condition leading to the formation of a ‘Hindu Pakistan’.

Addressing an event in Thiruvananthapuram, Tharoor further 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 added.

“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 Mahatama Gandhi, Nehru, Sardar Patel, Maulana Azad and great heroes of freedom struggle fought for,” he added.

Meanwhile, criticising Tharoor’s statement, the BJP demanded Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s apology.

Speaking to ANI, BJP 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.

Union minister and BJP leader Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Thursday called the Congress MP’s comment ‘pure hallucination’.

“This is pure hallucination by Shashi Tharoor,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,” said Rathore .

First Published: Jul 12, 2018 07:52 IST