Friday, 20 July 2018

If BJP wins 2019 Lok Sabha elections, India will become ‘Hindu Pakistan’: Shashi Tharoor

The Congress leader said that the BJP will write a new constitution that will pave the way for a nation much like Pakistan, where rights of minorities are not respected

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday said that if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wins the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, India will become a ‘Hindu Pakistan’, ANI reported.

“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,” Tharoor was quoted as saying in an event in Thiruvananthapuram.

Tharoor also said that the saffron party will write a new constitution that will pave the way for a nation much like Pakistan, where rights of minorities are not respected.

“That new one (nation) 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,” the Congress leader said.

The BJP has asked Congress President Rahul Gandhi to apologise for Tharoor’s comments.

“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,” BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra was quoted as saying.

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 .

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