With believers but will follow legal course: Tharoor on Sabarimala


Tharoor on Sabarimala: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Thursday accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of indulging in politics of polarisation. He also claimed that the BJP will be fighting the 2019 general elections on communal lines.


“BJP has got a nationwide strategy of polarisation. They are going to fight the next elections on communal lines. On Sabarimala, they could have easily found a solution through the national parliament or an ordinance or whatever but they want trouble on street. The Congress is trying to walk a middle course, we are with the believers but we want to follow legal course”, Tharoor told.

Tharoor triggered a controversy after claiming that it is because of former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru that a ‘chai wala’ is the PM today.

Speaking at an event in the national capital, he said that former prime minister Nehru created the institutional structures which enabled any Indian to aspire to reach the highest office.

“If today we have a ‘chaiwala’ as Prime Minister, it’s because Nehru ji made it possible to create the institutional structures through which any Indian can aspire to rise to the highest office in the land,” said Tharoor at the relaunch of his book, ‘Nehru: The invention of India’.