“Every thing I tweet is my private opinion”, Congress chief Shashi Tharoor mentioned on Thursday, a day after his Twitter publish on Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra’s Goddess Kali comment on Goddess Kali was termed as “private opinion” by his get together. With out making any reference, Tharoor tweeted, “Two factors: 1. Every thing I tweet is my private opinion. I haven’t got some other sort. 2. ‘Those that stand for nothing, fall for something.’ – Alexander Hamilton.”
Moitra on Tuesday had stirred an issue together with her remarks that she has each proper as “a person to think about Goddess Kali as a meat-eating and alcohol-accepting goddess”, as each individual has the fitting to worship god and goddess in his or her personal method. Whereas the BJP severely criticised Moitra and her get together Trinamool Congress distanced itself from the remark and condemned it, Tharoor mentioned he was “bowled over by the assault on Moitra” and urged everybody to “loosen up and go away faith to people to follow privately”.
In a sequence of tweets on Wednesday, Tharoor mentioned,”I’m no stranger to malicious manufactured controversy, however am nonetheless bowled over by the assault on @MahuaMoitra for saying what each Hindu is aware of, that our types of worship differ extensively throughout the nation. What devotees provide as bhog (providing) says extra about them than concerning the goddess”. “Now we have reached a stage the place nobody can say something publicly about any facet of faith with out somebody claiming to be offended. It’s apparent that @MahuaMoitra wasn’t making an attempt to offend anybody. I urge every1 to loosen up & go away faith to people to follow privately,” he mentioned.
When requested about Tharoor’s publish, Congress communication division head Pawan Khera mentioned the get together’s stand is that these feedback are Tharoor’s “private opinion”. Replying to a publish criticising him for his remarks and accusing him of “selective politics”, Tharoor had additionally ticked off the individual, saying “when you can’t inform the distinction between a Hindu woman insulting the Prophet of Islam and a Hindu woman describing methods during which devotion is expressed to a Hindu goddess, then I’m afraid you are past redemption”.
(With PTI Inputs)