New Delhi, October 4: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor commented on US President Donald Trump offering to mediate in the Kashmir issue at an event in Indore. He said, "We don't need a mediator. We've no trouble in talking to Pakistan. But we can't talk to them if they've guns in one hand and bombs in the other. They should put that down and lock up terrorists."
He said that in this matter both Congress and BJP's stand are the same. "We can't negotiate with a gun pointed to our heads. It's the position of India. There's no need for a third party. We're not talking to them (Pakistan) right now because they're using terrorists and we can never accept that." Shashi Tharoor Gets Trolled For His Swachh Bharat Diwas 2019 Twitter Post.
Check ANI Tweet:
Shashi Tharoor on US President Donald Trump's mediation remark over Kashmir issue: We don't need a mediator. We've no trouble in talking to Pakistan. But we can't talk to them if they've guns in one hand & bombs in the other. They should put those down&lock up terrorists. (03.10) pic.twitter.com/BDjgBp3SZP
— ANI (@ANI) October 3, 2019
Tharoor further took a jibe at US President calling PM Narendra Modi as the 'Father of the Nation'. According to an ANI report, he was quoted saying, "Maybe Mr Trump doesn't know independent India was born in 1947 and Modi Ji's birthdate is either 1949 or '50'. It'll be difficult if the father is born after the child..."
On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan which the country was celebrating on Wednesday, Tharoor tweeted an image taking a dig at the Prime Minister's initiative. The image that he shared on Twitter was of a brain and a lady cleaning and moping at the top with the message- 'Some people seriously need this'. He was trolled for his tweet.