New Delhi, July 17: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday protested against Congress MP Shashi Tharoor over his ‘Hindu Pakistan’ remark by waving black flags at him. The protest came a day after the BJP’s youth wing activists defaced Tharoor’s office over the controversial statement. Also Read - Durga Puja 2020: Goddess Durga Depicted as Doctor Slaying ‘Coronasur’ With Syringe, Shashi Tharoor Calls it ‘Brilliantly Appropriate’
Police said that the BJP workers, including some women, raised slogans against the Thiruvananthpuram MP and waved black flags when he came to address a function at Pachalloor. Police said they ensured none of the protesters could get near Tharoor, adding no arrests had been made. Also Read - UK Professor Calls Idli 'The Most Boring Thing' & South Indians Aren't Pleased, Shashi Tharoor Roasts Him
Earlier on Monday, a group of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers vandalized the Congress MP’s office in Kerala’s Trivandrum. Tharoor however, was not present in the office when the incident took place. He was attending other functions. Also Read - 10-Year-Old Indian Girl Makes it to Semi-Finals of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, Wows Judges With Her Impressive Singing | Watch
The Yuva Morcha activists, shouting anti-Tharoor slogans, barged into the office and even tied a banner saying “Hindu Pakistan” office.
Condemning the attack, Tharoor had said, “People had come with their concerns but you scared them away from here. Is this what we want in our country? I am asking as a citizen, not as an MP. This is not the Hinduism that I know of.”
Last week, Tharoor had stirred controversy by stating that if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wins the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, it will create a condition leading to the formation of a ‘Hindu Pakistan’.
Addressing an event in Thiruvananthapuram, Tharoor had 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 and write a new one. 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.”
Tharoor’s statement drew flak from various political quarters, with the BJP demanding an apology from the Congress president Rahul Gandhi.