Thiruvananthapuram, Jul 18: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and questioned whether they are trying to start Taliban in Hinduism. The remark came a few days after he triggered a controversy with his ‘Hindu Pakistan’ remark. Also Read - Monsoon Session LIVE: Lok Sabha Adjourned After Row Over Anurag Thakur's Gandhi-Nehru Remarks
“They are asking me to go to Pakistan. Who has given them the right to decide that I am not a Hindu like them and I don’t have the right to stay in the country? Have they started a Taliban in Hinduism?” he asked while addressing a public gathering in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday. Also Read - BJP Announces 'Know Namo' Quiz on Narendra Modi's Birthday, Winners to Get Books Signed by PM
Earlier on Monday, the Congress leader had accused the Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha of vandalising his constituency office in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram. Tharoor alleged that offensive slogans were raised against him; asking him to go to Pakistan. He also alleged that his office was damaged.
Last week, Tharoor had stated that if the 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 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.”