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BJP can't accept pluralism: Shashi Tharoor

News Agencies | Updated on: 18 July 2018, 15:52 IST

Condemning the attack at his office, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday came down heavily upon the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and accused it of "destroying the idea of India and accepting pluralism".

Tharoor further criticised the attack on Swami Agnivesh and called for action.

"It (attack on office) wasn't only an attack on constitutionally provided office but larger attempt by ruling party to destroy idea of India and accepting pluralism. Swami Agnivesh was also attacked. We shouldn't stand by as mob lynching and hooliganism rule democracy," Tharoor said in Lok Sabha during Parliament Monsoon session .

Tharoor, who earlier triggered a controversy after his "Hindu Pakistan" comment, earlier today again hit out at the BJP-led Centre and questioned whether they are trying to start "Taliban in Hinduism".

The Congress leader while addressing a public gathering earlier today in Thiruvananthapuram said, "They are asking me to go to Pakistan. Who has given them the right to decide that I am not a Hindu like them and I don't have the right to stay in the country? Have they started a Taliban in Hinduism?"

Earlier on Monday, Tharoor accused the Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha (BJYM) of vandalising his constituency office in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram.



First published: 18 July 2018, 15:52 IST