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Posted at: Jul 12, 2018, 1:57 PM; last updated: Jul 13, 2018, 2:05 AM (IST)

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

If BJP wins 2019 polls, India will become Hindu Pakistan: Tharoor
Shashi Tharoor. PTI file

Thiruvananthapuram, July 12

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Thursday said if the BJP won the 2019 Lok Sabha election it would create a condition leading to the formation of a ‘Hindu Pakistan’.

Addressing an event here, Tharoor said the BJP would write a new Constitution which would pave the way for a nation, much like Pakistan, where rights of minorities were 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, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Patel, Maulana Azad and great heroes of freedom struggle had fought for,” he added.

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

Speaking to the ANI, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said, “Rahul Gandhi must apologise for what Shashi Tharoor said. The Congress was responsible for 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 saying the Congress didn’t lose any opportunity to demean India and defame Hindus. ANI

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