Tharoor Highlights On Swaroopanand Saraswati’s Remark On RSS & BJP


New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who has been facing criticism for making the controversial ‘Hindu Pakistan’ remark, has now been booked for allegedly ”insulting the nation, hurting religious sentiments and distorting the secular fabric of the country.”

On Saturday Congress’ Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor shared an interview on his twitter page of Dwarka Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati given to a nation news channel,in this interview this saint had commented on the damage caused to Hinduism by the RSS & BJP.

Earlier, Commenting on the role BJP and RSS are playing in increasing communal tensions in the country, Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati of Dwarka Peeth told India Today that the BJP and RSS have caused the biggest damage to the ideals of Hinduism in the recent years.

He further said that it is surprising that the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat does not know anything about Hinduism.

“Bhagwat says that Hindu marriage is a contract, whereas Hindu marriages are solemnized for life. Bhagwat says anyone who is born in India is Hindu, then what would someone who was born in England or America from Hindu parents be,” the Shankaracharya asked.

Answering a question, he said that the BJP leaders are the biggest exporters of beef and it is the same two-faced BJP that is purportedly against cow slaughter, calling beef export a blot on the face of India. He asked if the BJP has kept any of the promises it made to the country. He demanded to know if the Article 370 has been removed from Kashmir, have the youngsters of the country been given gainful employment, have the poor of India been given the Rs 15 lakh they were promised, has the Ram temple been constructed in Ayodhya. He said that these are the questions that the BJP leaders, including PM Modi, fail to answer now, but these were all the promises they had made when they were campaigning for elections in 2014.

Asked about his comments on taxing religious institutions, the Seer opined that the government should first control its own expenses before adding taxes on the public. The MPs and MLAs should cut down their salaries before they vote for taxing the common man.