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Criminal defamation complaint filed in Delhi court against Shashi Tharoor for 'scorpion' remark against PM Modi

A criminal defamation complaint has been moved in Delhi's Patiala House Court against Congress's Shashi Tharoor over his remark 'Modi is like a scorpion on Shivling' made during an event in Bengaluru.

Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: November 03, 2018 17:20 IST
Shashi Tharoor/File Image

Shashi Tharoor/File Image

A criminal defamation complaint has been moved in Delhi's Patiala House Court against Congress leader Shashi Tharoor ​after he quoted an "unnamed" Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) source to compare Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a "scorpion sitting on a Shivling."

"There is an extraordinarily striking metaphor expressed by an unnamed RSS source to a journalist, that, Modi is like a scorpion sitting on a Shivling, you can’t remove him with your hand & you cannot hit it with a chappal either," Tharoor had said. 

In a prompt response, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came all guns blazing on Rahul Gandhi and demanded his apology for the Congress leader's controversial statement.

"While Rahul Gandhi who claims himself to be a Shiv bhakt, one of his small leaders has almost abused the sanctity of Shiv Linga and Lord Mahadev by referring to chappal attack through named sources," Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

"Rahul Gandhi you claim yourself be to a Shiv Bhakt, please reply to this very horrific denunciation of Lord Mahadev by giving apology to what Tharoor has done," he added.

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