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We have nothing but love for your state: Shashi Tharoor on PM Modi calling Congress ‘anti-Gujarat’

Shashi Tharoor's quirky response came after PM Modi mounted a scathing attack on Congress while addressing a mega rally in poll-bound Gujarat on Monday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 17, 2017 8:40 pm
 Shashi Tharoor, Narendra Modi, Gujarat assembly elections, Congress, Congress hate Gujarat, bjp, amit shah, rahul gandhi, shashi tharoor son's marriage, india news, indian express Congress leader Shashi Tharoor. (Express photo by Subham Dutta)

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has a message of love for Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the latter alleged that the grand old party was “anti-Gujarat” and that they treat Gujaratis as “irritants in the eye”. “My son has just married a Gujarati, Narendra Modi ji. We have nothing but love for your state and its people,” Tharoor retorted in his own style on Twitter.

The Thiruvananthapuram MP’s quirky response came after PM Modi mounted a scathing attack on Congress while addressing a mega rally in poll-bound Gujarat on Monday. Tharoor’s son Ishaan, a foreign affairs writer at the Washington Post, recently tied the knot with fellow journalist Bhumika Dave in the US.

Is parivar ko Gujarat hamesha aankh me chubhta raha hai. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, is party ne, is parivar ne, unke saath kya kiya ye itihaas gawah hai… Maniben Patel, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel ki beti, uske saath kya vyavahar kiya, itihaas gawah hai (Gujarat has always been an irritant in the eye for this family. History is witness to what did they did to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and his daughter Maniben Patel),” Modi had said at the Gujarat Gaurav Mahasammelan at Gandhinagar.

“When our Morarjibhai Desai, who was from Gujarat, became Prime Minister, this group spread stories about what he drinks and what he does not drink. They never let people know about his work, his efforts, his farsightedness, his devotion to the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi… They do not like Gujarat.”

ALSO READ: PM Narendra Modi’s Assembly poll pitch: Congress, Gandhis hate, abuse Gujarat

The Election Commission has not announced the election date for Gujarat yet. However, Chief Election Commissioner AK Joti has confirmed that it will be held before December 18.

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  1. K
    Oct 18, 2017 at 5:34 pm
    Mr. Shashi Tharoor, your love list is endless. Gujarat, Kerala, Dubai, Kashmir, Delhi, Pakistan (Mehr's), etc. You can be wise by not providing such childish justification.
    1. engineering bridge
      Oct 18, 2017 at 10:53 pm
      Love n murder both are his habit
    2. S
      Oct 18, 2017 at 4:54 pm
      1. S
        Oct 17, 2017 at 10:41 pm
        why you do not dismantle caste infected society and stop writing achoots on birth certificates
        1. Urmila Duhan
          Oct 17, 2017 at 10:18 pm
          ST is dividing India into 'your' state, 'not my state'-- what more evidence is needed for his step brotherly at ude that Modi is accusing Congress of.
          1. D
            Dev Verma
            Oct 17, 2017 at 10:09 pm
            Shashi Tharoor you were also married to a southy then kashmiri women and got her killed and now its turn of gujarati girl shows your love for gujarat and kashmir..... darpoke murderer.
            1. A
              Oct 18, 2017 at 1:46 pm
              Not fair.Dont hit below the belt.
              1. engineering bridge
                Oct 18, 2017 at 10:52 pm
                He is buttering PM now as his buttering to Sonia has been dried up, This murderer should be hanged until death in India gate
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