Former VP Hamid Ansari backs Tharoor’s Hindu Pakistan Comment


New Delhi, July 12 : A day after Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor made a controversial ‘Hindu Pakistan’ comment,  former Vice President Dr.Hamid Ansari has come out and backed his statement, saying ‘Tharoor is a learned man whatever he says will be well thought of’.

Ansari said, ” Tharoor is a learned man whatever he says will be well thought of. He has a right to make his own judgement. I haven’t read what he has said.”

He ruled out joining micro-blogging site Twitter. “In terms of technology, I am still in the 20th century. I have a computer & books, I am very happy with that,” said Ansari on being asked if he will join Twitter in future.

Shashi Tharoor, Thiruvananthapuram MP, stirred a hornet’s nest by saying that India’s “democratic constitution” will not survive if the ruling BJP comes back to power in 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Tharoor said that the BJP has “elements” that may “tear apart” the Constitution and write a new one. “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 & write a new one,” Tharoor said.

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