The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came down hard on Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and demanded apology from him for his comparision of the saffron party and its ally in poll-bound Meghalaya, National People’s Party (NPP), to a dog and its wagging tail.
Soon after Tharoor’s statement was telecasted on television, BJP leader Nalin Kohli said, “We’re shocked with the language used by Shashi Tharoor for political parties. In terms of referring to a regional party as the waggin tail of a dog and by implication referring to BJP literally as dog.”
The BJP leader also did not shy away from taking jibe at the Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his pet Pidi.
Kohli said, “Shashi Tharoor’s political master may have special affinity for certain pet dog Pidi and may also prefer spending time feeding Pidi than attending to senior political functionaries.”
Tharoor on Friday during a press conference had said, “Everywhere NPP is saying that they are independent and contesting by themselves, but in Meghalaya they are allied to BJP and attaching themselves as the tail that is wagging along whenever the dog barks.”
During the press conference Tharoor had also said that the BJP is trying to change the very nature of India. “For 70 year, Congress has been trying to build India. The first NDA government too did not try to tamper with the idea of India as a country of all people,” said Tharoor.
He added, “The BJP comes to Meghalaya and they talk about being kind to Christian. I am sorry to say - we have seen horrendous incidents involving Christians in BJP-ruled state.”