During an interaction organized by the AIPC, the Lok Sabha MP from Thiruvananthapuram said such hatred, intolerance had not prevailed in the past and things have now gotten out of hands in BJP’s reign! Referring to the barbaric rape and murder of the eight year old girl in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir, this MP said the party should not be shielding the perpetrators which have caused nationwide outrage.
I am talking about none other than, Congress MP and former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor, who has openely accused the ruling BJP of “wounding” India’s soul by “unleashing forces of intolerance, hatred and bigotry”.
“This is done in the name of religion. No one is saying the BJP or the government run by the party is directly responsible for this. But, it has unleashed forces of intolerance, hatred and bigotry. “If they had mismanaged the economy, at least they should have protected the social fabric. But, they have wounded India’s soul,” the parliamentarian-author said.
Tharoor lashed out at the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre, accusing it of indulging more in marketing and PR exercise rather than doing actual work on the ground.
“Even in case of foreign policy, the government wanted to take political credit without doing anything.Such things may work in domestic politics but not in the foreign policy arena,” said the former UN diplomat, referring to the 2016 surgical strikes across the LoC and last years Doklam standoff with China.
Tharoor rejected suggestions that the Congress was engaging in “soft Hindutva” as reflected in party chief Rahul Gandhi’s temple visits during election campaigns.
“It is not soft Hindutva, but an attempt to neutralise the BJP’s argument that they alone represent Hindus,” said the Lok Sabha MP from Thiruvananthapuram. Hindutva is a political ideology of the BJP which has nothing to do with religion. Sadly, this ideology is growing in the last four years and people are getting attracted to the language and rhetoric of its proponents.” he said.
These words probably don’t sound good from this man, does it? The man who claims to be ashamed of being a Hindu, has no rights to comment on Hinduism and the principles of BJP. Congress probably lacks following its own principle from the past 70 years, the nation has witnessed it!
Then what about the open statement given by the Madam of Congress? Sonia Gandhi publicly admitted that Rahul Gandhi visited temples ONLY to counter BJP. They have no genuine devotion towards Sanatana Dharma at all.. So is Shashi Tharoor lying or Sonia Gandhi? Probably there’s a confusion among the Congress party to defend their President!
Tharoor later said the need of the hour is to strengthen democracy as there had been a “sustained attack” on the media, judiciary and bureaucracy.
Speaking of the Congress, which bagged its lowest ever seat tally in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and also faced election defeat in some states, he said the party would rebuild itself.”We are a party with conscience. We want to see businesses grow.”
Asked about the party’s internal elections and primaries to select candidates, Tharoor said Congress workers feel such polls encourage factionalism. “They say they would abide by selections of the party central leadership.”
Congress leader Milind Deora, who was also present at the interaction, admitted the party had failed to communicate with people.
“We are correcting mistakes of the past. Our narrative will be clear and lucid. But, the BJP is more of PR and less of action.The 2G scam was a case study in our failure to communicate that the (Congress-led UPA) government had not auctioned spectrum because it wanted to increase tele-density in rural areas,” said the former Union Minister of State for Information Technology and Communications. He said the demonetization exercise was carried out by the PM Modi government without any consultations.
The first ever mistake of Congress was letting Sonia Gandhi take up the leadership. It is alleged that Sonia Gandhi hasn’t renounced her Italian citizenship. People of India are very patriotic and will never allow an Italian national to lead them from the front. Manmohan Singh’s silence is another reason why the Congress lost to Bharatiya Janata Party in the last prime minister election. And we are sorry to say Mr. Tharoor your mistakes are too deep to be corrected!
If it’s really Congress for Social Justice then first should be start from Sunanda Phuskar murder case and Shashi Tharoor should be behind bars! Before that you have no right to question PM Narendra Modi on any of the issues.