Shashi Tharoor says BJP-Govt distinction forgotten in ‘overzealous message’ | Latest News India

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday urged exterior affairs minister S Jaishankar to take motion in opposition to his colleagues in the Indian Embassy in Muskat which reportedly issued the BJP assertion to the media homes in Oman over the Prophet row. Replying to a tweet on which he was tagged, Shashi Tharoor mentioned it is a severe subject. The embassy sending out the BJP’s assertion is contradictory to the overseas ministry’s assertion that the objectionable views have been of fringe parts, Shashi Tharoor hinted. Also Read: PM Modi listens to Muslim international locations, not Muslims of India: Owaisi on Nupur Sharma, Naveen Jindal


“The very distinction between our government & a political party (which @MEAIndia relied on to distance GOI from the inflammatory remarks) has been forgotten in this over-zealous message,” Shashi Tharoor tweeted.

A purported screenshot shared on Twitter confirmed that the Embassy of India in Muscat despatched the BJP’s assertion issued on Sunday to all media organisations in Oman as a press launch from India. It was the identical press launch in which the BJP mentioned it respects all religions. “The BJP strongly denounces insult of any religious personalities of any religion. The Bharatiya Janata Party is also strongly against any ideology which insults or demeans any sect or religion. The BJP does not promote such people or philosophy,” the assertion mentioned. After issuing the assertion, the get together suspended Nupur Sharma and expelled Naveen Kumar Jindal over their controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad.

Several Muslim nations together with Indonesia, the UAE, the Maldives, Jordan, Bahrain, Libya, Qatar, Kuwait, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Afghanistan raised objections in opposition to the statements made by the previous BJP spokespersons making the difficulty a world one.

New Delhi distanced itself from the controversy and termed Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal as ‘fringe parts’ whose opinions don’t replicate the opinion of the federal government.

Amid the raging controversy, the embassy in Muscat has reportedly issued the BJP assertion to the media homes in Oman. “Can a govt entity do this?” writer and journalist Rejimon Kuttappan requested tagging Shashi Tharoor, to which Tharoor mentioned the matter could be very severe.

Shashi Tharoor had earlier expressed his opinion on the row and mentioned those that specific “bigotry at home” ought to concentrate on the “consequences abroad”. “those who express bigotry at home should be aware of the consequences abroad. India has enjoyed a proud standing in the world, which is being undermined by the irresponsibility of the communal-minded who have been allowed free rein for too long by the ruling party,” he had mentioned. He additionally indulged in some wordplay with ‘fringe’ as he answered a Twitter consumer. “They’ve been a ‘binge’ too long. And some of them are ‘unhinged’. In the process the nation has been ‘singed’,” Shashi Tharoor wrote.

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