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Tharoor's remarks comes close on the heels of his "Hindu Pakistan" statement that invited criticism from his political opponents.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor says not withdrawing 'Hindu Pakistan' statement, demands apology on his office attack
Tharoor had also said the BJP would rewrite the Constitution if it came back to power, prompting the ruling party to describe his comments as an "attack on Indian democracy and Hindus".
Tharoor on Monday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha of vandalising his constituency office in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram.
Police sources said the five were nabbed by the Cantonment Police on Tuesday. Tharoor’s office was vandalised by Yuva Morcha workers on Monday.
Shashi Tharoor wrote to City Police Commissioner P Prakash seeking more protection to his office and requested immediate action against the attackers.
About 15 workers barged into the office located near the Government Press in the heart of the city on Monday noon and poured black oil in front of the office.
Shashi Tharoor’s point, therefore, was valid, but perhaps he made a phraseological mistake, linking Hinduism with Pakistan, which helped attackers to open fire from multiple angles.
The BJP has decided to go for a no holds barred attack on Shashi Tharoor at the national level against his recent statement that the party would turn India into a ‘Hindu Pakistan’ if
Kolkata-based advocate Sumeet Chowdhury, in his petition, said that Tharoor's comments had hurt religious sentiments of the countrymen, insulted the Constitution of India.
Singh, when asked by journalists about Tharoor’s statements narrated what went wrong during the reign of military dictator-turned-President Zia-ul-Haq in Pakistan.
The support to Tharoor from the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee comes a day after the Congress national leadership disapproved of his remark that had triggered a huge row.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor triggered a controversy with his statement that the BJP would convert India into a ‘Hindu Pakistan’ if it retains power at the Centre in 2019.
Tharoor stirred a huge row with his remarks that if voted to power again, the BJP will rewrite the Constitution and pave the way for creation of a "Hindu Pakistan".
BJP spokesman Sambit Patra said Tharoor's statement was an "insult" to compare the world's sixth largest economy with Pakistan.
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy suggests 'medical help' for Shashi Tharoor over 'Hindu Pakistan' remark
Swamy's remark came a day after Tharoor's said India would become a 'Hindu Pakistan' if BJP is re-elected in 2019.