An emotional Shashi Tharoor defended his Pervez Mussaraff post and countered strong criticism by saying that he was
“raised in an India where you are expected to speak kindly of people when they die”,
Shashi Tharoor counters strong criticism of his condolence message
He had earlier posted condolence message in which he termed Pervez Musharraf as ‘foe turned-real force’
Tweet from Shashi Tharoor,
“I was raised in an India where you are expected to speak kindly of people when they die. Musharraf was an implacable enemy and was responsible for Kargil but he did work for peace w/India, in his own interest, 2002-7. He was no friend but he saw strategic benefit in peace, as did we,”
On Sunday, Shashi Tharoor had condoled the death of former Pakistani ruler and stated,
“once an implacable foe of India, he became a real force for peace between 2002-2007.”
“‘Pervez Musharraf, Former Pakistani President, Dies of Rare Disease’: once an implacable foe of India, he became a real force for peace 2002-2007,”
Tharoor , further Tweeted,
“I met him annually in those days at the @un & found him smart, engaging & clear in his strategic thinking. RIP,”
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Union Minister Rajeev Chandrashekhar of BJP severely criticizes Tharoor’s Post
Tharoor’s Tweet was severely criticized by Rajeev Chandrashekhar of the BJP and he lambasted him severely. Further he stated in his post “best describes Cong” (Congress).
It was an angry post from Chandrashekhar and while taking on Twitter he slammed the Grand Old Party for finding peace in a person who
“inflicted terror a backstabbing conflict and tortured our soldiers in violation of every International law”
Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, wrote in his Tweet,
“Nothing like a proper military thrashing for Fatcat Pak Dictator Generals to become a “force for peace” n develop “clear strategic thinking”. Not withstandng many lives lost n Intl laws violated n harm caused all around, these Generals will hv their admiring fans in India (sic),”
In another Tweet, Chandrashekhar Tweeted,
“That a former Cong Foreign Min (a party that refused to celebrate Kargil Vijay Diwas till 2010) wud think that a Pak General who inflicted terror, a backstabbing conflict n tortured our Soldiers in violation of every Intl law, wud be a “force for peace” – best describes Cong.”
Musharraf has been a controversial and colorful Army Gerneral who overthrew Pakistani civilian Government led by Nawaz Sharrief in a bloodless coup. He is remembered in India for his reckless Kargil operation and under his watch Indian Airlines IC 814 was hijacked and Parliament was attacked by terrorists.
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