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'Have they started a Taliban in Hinduism?' Shashi Tharoor on 'go to Pakistan' slogan

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Subhayan Chakraborty | Updated on: 18 Jul 2018, 03:01:10 PM
'Have they started a Taliban in Hinduism?' Shashi Tharoor responds to 'go to Pakistan' slogans (Photo: ANI)

New Delhi:

Under the spotlight for his controversial ‘Hindu Pakistan’ comment, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor hit back at the BJP youth workers, asking ‘have they started a Taliban in Hinduism?’

“They (BJYM) 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?” a leading press agency quoted Tharoor at an event in Thiruvananthapuram.

His remarks come a day after his office in Kerala was vandalised on Monday.

Tharoor alleged that the vandalism was carried out by the BJP’s youth wing members.

The leader also added that the workers threatened to kill him and shut down his office after they poured black engine oil on the doors, walls signs and gate.

Five people were arrested in relation to the incident but were released on bail.

“Our politics has descended to the depths. Vandalism in the name of the ruling party is inexcusable,” Tharoor, tweeted.

The Congress leader had earlier said that India would turn into ‘Hindu Pakistan’ if the BJP returned to power in 2018.

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First Published : 18 Jul 2018, 11:29:02 AM