The BJP Nagaland unit today took out a protest rally and burnt an effigy of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor here demanding apology from the former union minister for allegedly disrespecting the Naga culture.
He also demanded an apology from Tharoor.
"It is shameful for someone who was at the United Nations and is an elected representative to mock the custom of the tribal people. He has insulted the tribal people of north east in general and the Nagas in particular," Vizo said.
"I ask you why does our prime minister wear all sorts of outlandish headgear wherever he goes around the country or around the world? Why does he always refuse to wear a Muslim skull cap?" Tharoor had said while speaking at a seminar in the capital of Kerala on August 5.
Vizo claimed that the attitude unmasked the Congress' claims of being the party for the downtrodden minorities and tribals.
Tharoor's statement drew sharp response from the BJP leaders and Union ministers.
Being attacked for the statement, he said in a tweet: "The cynicism of theBJP is as impressive as their tactics.
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