New Delhi, July 18: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who is in the eye of the storm over his 'Hindu Pakistan remark, on Wednesday refused to tender an apology and said that the country would 'break' if any attempts are made to "create India for a particular religion".
"If you attempt to create India for a particular religion then the country will probably break (Agar ek mazhab ke liye bharat banayega toh woh desh ko tod sakta hai). If everyone can live in harmony then there is no question of country breaking," Throor told ANI when asked about allegations that he was trying to divide the country on communal lines.
When asked about the BJP demanding apology for his remarks, Tharoor said, "Those who attacked my office should apologise."
Tharoor had drawn flak from the BJP leaders last week for saying that India would become 'Hindu Pakistan' if the BJP comes back to power in 2019. Several BJP leaders demanded that the Thiruvananthapuram MP apologise for his remark. Tharoor, however, stood his ground and said that the BJP should first openly say that they have shunned the 'Hindu Rashtra' ideology.
On Monday, Tharoor's office in Thiruvananthapuram was attacked, allegedly by BJYM wokers, after which the Congress MP has been demanding an apology from the saffron party.