Taking a dig at ruling BJP over its stand on the JNU row, the former minister Tharoor on Monday said nationalism is now decided by whether one can say 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' or not.
Speaking on 'JNU and Nationalism' outside the administrative hall of the varsity, Tharoor compared Kanhaiya Kumar with Bhagat Singh and reportedly said,"Bhagat Singh was the Kanhaiya Kumar of his time."
It was due to this statement from the senior Congress leader which drew sharp criticism over Twitter.
Here is how Twiteratti lashed out at Tharoor:
Person who was urinating in front of girls in the JNU Campus and punished for the same is new bhagat Singh of India as per shashi tharoor— bannerjivaishnavi (@vbannerji) March 21, 2016
For Shashi Tharoor Kanhaiya is Bhagat Singh, Next he will say #Pappu is Chandrashekhar Azad and he himself is Nehru.— Aakash Gauttam (@AakashGauttam) March 21, 2016
By comparing Kanhaiya to Bhagat Singh, Shashi Tharoor trying to say that Bhagat Singh is a traitor, Will @HMOIndia look or just chaos ?— Pari Chawla (@MumbaiDiKudi) March 21, 2016
it appears Shashi Tharoor is spending too much time with Rahul gandhi. His idiocity is infectious...— Akash Kumar (@desiRadar) March 21, 2016
Shashi Tharoor compares kanahiya to bhagat singh,Tharur must know he & kanahiya r not worthy even to be compared with bhagat singh slippers— Piyush Anand (@piyush2987) March 21, 2016
Bhagat Singh wud definitely rectifying his sacrifice aftr comparing with Kanhaiya😝 That...He never teased any girl n fined:)— Im_Ram #BleedBlue (@DeoraRC) March 21, 2016
Sometimes intelligent makes a fool out of himself and this is what Shashi Tharoor did in JNU by comparing Kanhaiya with Shaheed Bhagat Singh— SHISHIR (@KAPOORSHISHIR) March 21, 2016
Q- what can be more worse than Aapka Surror?— Aanimaker ® (@aanimaker) March 21, 2016
A- Shashi Tharoor.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor compares JNU's Kanhaiya with martyr Bhagat Singh ,it shows how Congress leaders disrespect country's martyrs— G.D.Goel (@ghanshiam) March 21, 2016
Shashi Tharoor compares Kanhaiya to Bhagat Singh-— Vignesh Kamath (@kamathvigneshk) March 21, 2016
Mr. Shashi Tharoor, Do you hold any patent on Freedom of Speech??#CongiTraitor