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Congress distances from Shashi Tharoor’s ‘Hindu Pakistan’ remark, BJP says Rahul Gandhi must apologise

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded an apology from Congress president Rahul Gandhi over his party leader Shashi Tharoors controversial remark that Party spokesperson Sambit Patra said that Rahul Gandhi owes an explanation to the nation and he Patra said that the Congress party was responsible for the 1947 partition that led to the creation of Pakistan. He added that it has become a habit of Congress leaders to demean and defame India and its majority population of Hindus. He said that the Congress leaders can go up to any extent to fulfill their ambitions. Patra added: Congress was responsible for the creation of Pakistan because of its ambitions. Meanwhile, the Congress party has distanced itself from Tharoors comment. Party spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi said, Comments by Shashi Tharoor have been made in his personal capacity. But there is an ideology that the BJP\/RSS is trying to push, and the country will reject it. On the other hand, Tharoor took to social media to clarify his remark and said that media quoted him out of context. In a Facebook post he said: I have said this before and I will say it again. Pakistan was created as a state with a dominant religion, that discriminates against its minorities and denies them equal rights. India never accepted the logic that had partitioned the country. But the BJP\/RSS idea of a Hindu Rashtra is the mirror image of Pakistan – a state with a dominant majority religion that seeks to put its minorities in a subordinate place. That would be a Hindu Pakistan, and it is not what our freedom movement fought for, nor the idea of India enshrined in our Constitution.

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