The debate over senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s controversial “Hindu Pakistan” remark is unlikely to die down soon. Almost all top political leaders have reacted on the comments made by the Lok Sabha member of Parliament (MP).
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has lambasted the MP for “communalising the political discourse of the country”.
Dr Swamy attacks Tharoor
Swamy on Thursday stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi must check if Tharoor needs “medical help.” “The PM should take pity on Mr Tharoor, find out whether he needs medical help, and send him to a mental hospital if needed,” Swamy told ANI.
“I don’t know if he overdosed on something. His comments clearly exhibit frustration. What is the definition of Hindu Pakistan? What does he mean? Is he against Pakistan? He appeases Pakistanis so much and asks Pakistan Prime Minister to help remove Prime Minister Modi from power. He has also got Pakistani girlfriends.
They are ISI people,” Swamy added. The BJP Rajya Sabha PM also demanded an answer from the Congress on the whole subject. “They (the Congress) spoke about Hindu terror earlier, but that turned out to be a fiasco. The Congress leadership should disown it (Tharoor’s comments), otherwise it will mean they are in a state of frustration,” added Swamy
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Congress distances itself from the comment
In a series of tweets on Thursday, Congress’ communication in-charge Randeep Surjewala said that India can’t be compared with Pakistan because the country’s values and fundamentals are an unequivocal guarantee of “our civilisational role”.
“India’s values and fundamentals are an unequivocal guarantee of our civilisational role & set us apart from the divisive idea of Pakistan,” Tharoor tweeted.
“All Congress leaders must realise this historic responsibility bestowed upon us while choosing words and phraseology to reject BJP’s hatred,” he added.
India’s values & fundamentals are an unequivocal guarantee of our civilisational role & set us apart from the divisive idea of Pakistan.
All Congress leaders must realise this historic responsibility bestowed upon us while choosing words & phraseology to reject BJP’s hatred
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) July 12, 2018