Shashi Tharoor Refuses To Apologise For 'Hindu Pakistan' Comment, Dares BJP to Make Stand Clear on Hindu Rashtra
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has refused to apologise for the Hindu Pakistan comment | File Image | (Photo Credits: ANI)

New Delhi, July 12: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has said that he stands by his comment that if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wins the 2019 General Elections, India will become Hindu Pakistan. The Congress leader, who has kicked up a storm with his comment, refused to get defensive about his statement even as BJP mounts attack on the leader. Tharoor has now dared the BJP to make its  stance clear on the issue of Hindu Rashtra. 

The Thiruvananthapuram MP said has now said that the debate over BJP's stand on secularism would end if they say it on record that they (the BJP), do not believe in a Hindu Rashtra. Check the news agency ANI's tweet on Tharoor's recent reply:

On the question of whether he will apologise for his comment, as many BJP leaders are demanding, he made his stand clear saying that he does not see a reason why he must apologise for his 'point of view.' He reiterated the fact that the BJP must make it clear if they are interested in the idea of Hindu Rashtra anymore. The reply was tweeted by news agency ANI:

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy attacked Tharoor for his 'Hindu Pakistan' comment. Swamy said that Tharoor's comment show his frustration and advised that the Congress lawmaker needs medical help. The Congress has distanced itself from Shashi Tharoor's comment saying that it is his personal view but also added that "it is not an embarrasing stance."