The Congress Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Thairoor on Sunday endorsed Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Bhutto’s stand on Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto’s personal attack on Prime Minster Narendra Modi. Shashi Tharoor tweeted: “Our enemies, ill-wishers will be well-advised understand that in India politics stops when the nation’s self-respect and dignity is involved.”
Bhupesh baghel, chief minister of Chhattisgarh said Saturday that he condemned Bilawal’s statement and said no one should make such a comment about the Indian Prime Minster. Baghel stated, “We have different political ideologies. But this is about nation and Modi our PM.”
Protests were held in the country against Bilawal’s attack on PM Modi at United Nations, where India and Pakistan exchanged barbs on the topic of terrorism. The verbal war began when Bilawal raised the Kashmir issue at UN. Jaishankar responded sharply that the UN hosts of Laden had no authority to give sermons at the council. Hina Rabbani Khar (Pakistan’s junior foreign Minister) made a new statement accusing India for terrorism. Jaishankar responded that the world had not forgotten who is responsible for the terrorist activities. Bilawal made a personal attack on PM Modi, claiming that RSS was inspired from Hitler.
The foreign affairs ministry condemned the comment as a new low for Pakistan.
Many Congress leaders including Sanjay Nirupam, Baghel, Tharoor and Baghel defended PM Modi while condemning the Pakistani foreign ministry’s comments. But many BJP leaders stated that Bilawal’s language was similar to Rahul Gandhi’s.
Recently Shashi Tharoor thanked S Jaishankar, India’s foreign minister, for abstaining from a UN Resolution establishing humanitarian exemption across all United Nations Sanctions regimes.