Shashi Tharoor says, No Good Hindu Would Want Ram Temple at Ayodhya
Updated:  Oct 15, 2018, 02:00 PM
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor made remarks against the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.
“No good Hindu” would want a Ram Temple to be built by “demolishing somebody else’s place of worship,” said Tharoor in reference to the demolition of Babri Masjid.
Tharoor claimed while speaking at a literature festival that the BJP would resort to communal polarisation ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
“I think we have to brace ourselves for some more unpleasantness in the months to come because there has been a correlation, in the not so distant past, between the advent of elections and the stoking of religious passions, communal rioting,” Congress MP said.
At the same event, Tharoor also showed concerns over the undermining of religious institutions and acknowledged that the Congress was “ready to admit its mistakes”. “It is a party that imposed the Emergency that has become one of the best custodians of democracy,” he said.
BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain attacked Tharoor and said, “Is he demanding removal of the makeshift temple where pooja is performed daily in the tent? No one till now has made such a demand.”
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