If BJP wins 2019 polls, India will become Hindu Pakistan: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor

Addressing an event in Thiruvananthapuram, Tharoor further stated that the BJP will write a new Constitution which will pave the way for a nation, much like Pakistan.

Published: 12th July 2018 08:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th July 2018 08:09 AM   |  A+A-

Shashi Tharoor (File | PTI)


THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday said that if Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wins 2019 Lok Sabha elections it will create a condition leading to the formation of a 'Hindu Pakistan'.

Addressing an event in Thiruvananthapuram, Tharoor further stated that the BJP will write a new Constitution which will pave the way for a nation, much like Pakistan, where rights of minorities are not respected.

"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 and write a new one," he added.

"That new one will be the one which will enshrine principles of Hindu Rashtra, that will remove equality for minorities, that'll create a Hindu Pakistan and that isn't what Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru, Sardar Patel, Maulana Azad and great heroes of freedom struggle fought for," he added.

Meanwhile, criticising Tharoor's statement, the BJP demanded Congress president Rahul Gandhi's apology.

Speaking to ANI, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said, "Rahul Gandhi must apologise for what Shashi Tharoor said. Congress was responsible for the creation of Pakistan because of its ambitions yet again it has gone ahead to demean India and defame Hindus of India."

Patra also took to Twitter and said that the Congress doesn't lose any opportunity to demean India and defame Hindus.

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  • Parthasarathy S

    Fear mongering .. Since independence, Congress has adopted this strategy to keep some sections of the society divided and loyal to itself. In return it throws few sops, which really has not improved the conditions of that section of the society. Unless that section of the society does not wake up to this reality, they have to blame themselves for their conditions.
    2 years ago reply
  • Sri Varahadev

    From a polemic standpoint, better to vote BJP and be a Hindu Pakistan than vote Congress and be a Christo-Mohammadden Pakistan. From a reality viewpoint to match Pakistan will require a deterioration of such magnitude that it will take all the political parties of India combined 50 years. Consequently let us Indians not score own goals by demoting ourselves to the pathetic level of Pakistan when we are far away from it for small time political reasons.
    2 years ago reply
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