Has BJP started Taliban in Hinduism, asks Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi, July 18: A day after the Bharatiya Janata Party youth wing activists vandalised Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s office, the Thiruvananthapuram MP asked if the saffron party has started a Taliban in Hinduism.

While addressing a public meet in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday, Tharoor said “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?”

The Congress leader made this remark after he accused the Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha of vandalising his constituency office in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram.

He also alleged that offensive slogans were raised against him; asking him to go to Pakistan.

The Congress leader made this remark after he accused the Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha of vandalising his constituency office in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram.

Reacting to the attack on constituency office, Tharoor speaking to media on July 16 stated “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”.

He also raised the matter in the Lok Sabha on the first day of the Monsoon Session, and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take action against “extremist right-wingers”.

It (attack on his office) wasn’t only an attack on constitutionally provided office but larger attempt by ruling party to destroy idea of India&accepting pluralism. Swami Agnivesh was also attacked. We shouldn’t stand by as mob lynching&hooliganism rule democracy:”, Tharoor said.

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