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'Incredible disillusionment' against Modi, says Sashi Tharoor

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

: Friday claimed that there was 'definitely' a perception of regime change at the Centre in view of what he called "incredible disillusionment' against for not delivering on his promises.

Tharoor was in the city to read out a few excerpts from his book - ''

"There definitely is a perception of regime change at the centre.... There is incredible disillusionment against

Many also have reacted to communal violence and cow vigilantism, saying that this is not we have voted for. They expected to deliver on his promises, which he has failed in almost all of them," the MP told PTI.

Asked about the prospects of the in Madhya Pradesh, and Chattisgarh, which went to the polls Friday, along with Telangana and Mizoram, he said he was quite confident of the party winning at the hustings as people were 'disillusioned' withModi's rule.

Tharoor also said he did not agree with the 'violent protests' held by the BJP in over the Sabarimala issue."We have to respect the Constitution and rule of law," he added.

However, questions must be asked about what should be the permissible domain for the judiciary to enter into mattersof religion, he said.

"To my mind, those lines can be drawn simply by the judiciary and if it refuses then it can be drawn by the legislature through constitutional amendments," he said.

Tharoor had last month asked the BJP and RSS not to "desecrate" the and termed as "utterly disgraceful" the violence at the hill shrine.

He had also blamed the for acting in "haste" and not consulting the stakeholders before implementing the verdict, permitting women of all age groups to offer prayers at the

On the row over Aljo K Joseph appearing for Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the Augusta Westland chopper scam, he said his expulsion from the youth Congress clearly indicated that the party did not endorse his action.

"The immediate decision to expel Joseph from the party is a clear indication that the Congress did not endorse his appearing for Michel," Tharoor said.

"It was clearly an individual lawyer's choice to take up an individual brief without consulting the party," he said.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 22:10 IST