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'Like a dog and its wagging tail': BJP slams Tharoor for 'indecent remark'

By Deepika
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    The BJP on Saturday lashed out at Congress MP Shashi Tharoor after he likened the saffron party and its ally in poll-bound Meghalaya, the National People's Party (NPP), to a dog and its wagging tail.

    Shashi Tharoor

    "We're shocked with the language used by Shashi Tharoor for political parties, in terms of referring to a regional party as the wagging tail of a dog and by implication referring to the BJP literally as a dog. We demand an apology from Shashi Tharoor and Congress," BJP leader Nalin Kohli said at a press briefing on Friday.

    "Shashi Tharoor's political master may have special affinity for certain pet dog Pidi and may also prefer spending time feeding Pidi than attending to senior political functionaries. It doesn't mean you'll reduce political parties to be referred to as dog and insult voters," said Kohli.

    Taking to Twitter, Madhav wrote, "This is the indecent remark reportedly made by Shashi Tharoor, who pretends to occupy moral high ground, in Meghalaya about NPP and BJP: It (NPP) was attached to d BJP as a tail 'that wags whenever the dog barks'. It is an insult to people of Meghalaya. Media is silent?"

    Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Tharoor reportedly drew a parallel between both the parties, saying that NPP was posing as an independent party but that it was attached to the BJP as a tail "that wags whenever the dog barks."

    Since Meghalaya is set to go to polls on February 27, mudslinging among political parties have escalated.

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