Congress refused the statement of Shashi Tharoor‘s ‘Hindu Pakistan‘ and said that India’s democracy and its values are so strong that India can’t ever be in a position to become a Pakistan. The party also gave its leaders the admonition that they should be careful while responding to the hatred of the BJP. On the other hand, on this statement of Tharoor, BJP has demanded an apology from Rahul Gandhi while speaking to the Congress. Congress Chief Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala tweeted, “The Modi government has created an atmosphere of division, fanaticism, hatred, intolerance, and polarization in the last four years,” he said, on the other hand, Congress understands pluralism, diversity, different religions and Represents the civilizational values of brotherhood and harmony among the communities.
Surjewala said, “India’s values and fundamental principles give a clear guarantee of our civilizational role. While uttering word and sentence to all BJP leaders to reject the hatred of BJP, it should be realized that this historic responsibility (on values) is on our shoulders. Earlier, Congress leader Jaiwheer Shergill said that India’s democracy is so strong that governments should come and go, but this country can never be Pakistan. India is a multilingual and multi-religious country. He said, “I will urge every Congress leader and worker to take care of what kind of statements to give.”
— BJP (@BJP4India) July 12, 2018
However, some Congress leaders have supported Tharoor’s statement. Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi said that Tharoor has not spoken anything controversial. This is his personal view.
NCP leader Sharad Yadav has also supported Tharoor’s statement. He said, ‘As the work is being done for 4 years, nobody will think that the Hindu nation is going to make the nation. BJP will face their farewell in 2019. The BJP has spread only religious and caste frenzy for 4 years. Their ministers welcome the lynchings.
— BJP LIVE (@BJPLive) July 12, 2018
Shashi Tharoor said in Thiruvananthapuram that if the Bharatiya Janata Party wins in 2019, then it will write a new constitution, which will lead to the path of becoming a country where the rights of minorities are not respected. However, Shashi Tharoor said that he does not think he has apologized for what he has said. He said that he is still retained on the statement. They have not said anything wrong, just that is being misinterpreted.
India’s values & fundamentals are an unequivocal guarantee of our civilisational role & set us apart from the divisive idea of Pakistan.
All Congress leaders must realise this historic responsibility bestowed upon us while choosing words & phraseology to reject BJP’s hatred
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) July 12, 2018
The BJP has attacked the Congress for the statement of Shashi Tharoor. BJP has asked Congress President Rahul Gandhi to apologize. The BJP spokesman said that only after Rahul Gandhi’s say, party leaders are insulting Hindus. He alleged that Rahul Gandhi hated Hindus and he has also given similar statements.