Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Thursday said he was shocked by the reactions he received for wishing BJP stalwart LK Advani on his birthday. The Thiruvananthapuram MP said trolling on social media will not deter him from practicing chivalry in political discourse and will continue to wish LK Advani and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on their birthdays.
Tharoor tweeted, “I am shocked by the reactions to LK Advani ji on his birthday greetings. Has civilization completely disappeared from our political discourse? Gandhiji made us respect humanity in our political opponents. And taught me to respect. By doing this now people make me a Sangh sympathizer!”
Tharoor said, “Yes, I want to continue wishing LK Advani and Narendra Modi on their birthdays. Despite they are our anti-politics. My 40 years of writing tells me what I believe. That’s the only thing I do.” Sanghi can say, those who have not read me. I will not give up my values for them.”
Referring to Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy, Tharoor said that Gandhiji taught to fight sin and love the sinner. He further wrote, “Non-violence is a positive state of love, of doing good even for the evil-doer. Though good and bad are Gandhian words I cannot easily use (most human beings refer to both). colours), I condemn intolerance on both sides.”
Let us tell you that on November 8, the Congress leader wished LK Advani on his birthday and wrote, “Heartfelt wishes to a good man, a gentleman in politics, a broad reader and of great manners.” Social media users trolled Shashi Tharoor, asking if he also wishes Hitler on his birthday.