Modi a 'scorpion on Shivling', can’t remove with hand: Tharoor quotes RSS source

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 28, 2018, 03.42 PM(IST)

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Tharoor was reportedly made the controversial comment while addressing the audience at the Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF).

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor courted a fresh controversy on Sunday when he quoted an unnamed Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) source to compare Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a “scorpion sitting on a Shivling”.

AN ANI video quoted Tharoor as saying in Bengaluru, "There's 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 reportedly made the controversial comment while addressing the audience at the Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF). Tharoor also read a few pages from his new book, The Paradoxical Prime Minister, on the occasion. 

The Congress leader heavily criticised the prime minister in the book and called him a ''paradoxical man who says one thing and does another''. 

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