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Rahul should apologise for Tharoor's remark on 'Hindu Pakistan', says BJP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The BJP today demanded an apology from for Shashi Tharoor's reported remarks that will become a 'Hindu Pakistan' if the saffron party wins elections in 2019 and said the had insulted India's democracy and Hindus.

The from Thiruvananthapuram, who made the remarks yesterday, today said in a post that a state with a dominant majority religion that seeks to put its minorities in a subordinate place would be a Hindu

"It is an abuse and highly objectionable statement to compare the world's sixth largest economy with It is an insult to our democracy and Hindus," said at a press conference at the party office.

The Congress, Patra said, doesn't lose any opportunity to demean and defame the Hindus.

"From Hindu terrorists to Hindu-the Pakistan appeasing policies of are unparalleled," Patra said.

He added that the Congress should break his silence as the country demands an explanation.

Gandhi should apologise to the nation for these insulting remarks by his party leader, said.

"Such kind of abuses for the Indian democracy which Congress leaders have been using is something which has become a constant feature as far as the opposition party is concerned," Patra added.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 16:20 IST