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BJP rally burns effigy of Shashi Tharoor for disrespecting Naga culture

The BJP Nagaland unit today took out a protest rally and burnt an effigy of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor here demanding an apology from the former union minister for allegedly disrespecting the Naga culture.


PTI Last Updated at 07 Aug 2018, 19:08 IST India
BJP rally burns effigy of Shashi Tharoor for disrespecting Naga culture

The BJP Nagaland unit today took out a protest rally and burnt an effigy of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor here demanding an apology from the former union minister for allegedly disrespecting the Naga culture.

Tharoor has shown utter disregard towards the custom of the Nagas and has crossed all limits, state BJP General Secretary James Vizo said. 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 the northeast in general and the Nagas in particular," Vizo said.

The Thiruvananthapuram MP had courted controversy by claiming that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could wear all kinds of headgear, but not Muslim skull cap.

"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 a 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.

When confronted with an irrefutable criticism, they seize on an irrelevant detail, manufacture a fake controversy w/the help of an obliging media, & change the narrative so it is about the detail&not the original critique!"

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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