Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Monday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha of vandalising his constituency office in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram.
Tharoor alleged that offensive slogans were raised against him; asking him to go to Pakistan. He also alleged that his office was damaged. Tar and engine oil were used to vandalise the premises, according to him.
He told the media, “People had come with their concerns but you scared them away from here. Is this what we want in our country? I am asking as a citizen, not as an MP. This is not the Hinduism that I know of.”
The attack came after Tharoor’s “Hindu-Pakistan” comment triggered a controversy. In his controversial statement, Tharoor had stated that if the BJP wins the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, it will create a condition leading to the formation of a ‘Hindu Pakistan’ nation.
Tharoor said, “The BJP’s answer to the simple question ‘have you given up the dream of a Hindu rashtra?’ is apparently vandalism and violence.”
He even said that after today’s alleged act of violence by the BJP, even Hindus will distance themselves from the “Sanghi goondas”.