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Shashi Tharoor's India Turning Into Hindu Pakistan Comment: Some Twitter Users Think Country Already On Way | The Lifeline Today
New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday said that if BJP wins 2019 elections, it will tear the constitution, replace it with a new one enshrining the principles of a Hindu Rashtra converting India into a Hindu Pakistan. The Lok Sabha MP said the saffron party in power wants a majoritarian rule in the country. "If they (BJP) win a repeat in the Lok Sabha our democratic constitution as we understand it will not survive as they will have all the elements they need to tear apart the Constitution of India and write a new one," Tharoor said while delivering a lecture on the 'Threats Faced by Indian Democracy and Secularism' on Wednesday. Tharoor added that the only thing that stand in BJP's way is a two-third majority in the Rajya Sabha. "They already have more than 20 states under their belt so a Rajya Sabha majority looks near," Tharoor warned. The statement caused a huge in news rooms and social media discussion forums alike. The comments quickly divided Twitter