Cong leader Tharoor calls constitution of BJP as ‘fabled Jumla’
Sharing his view on his Twitter account, he also posted a front page of the party’s constitution.
New Delhi: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor who has been one of the strongest critics of the BJP its ideologies, has taken a jibe at the party as the BJP completed 42 years of its formation.
Reacting on the foundation day of the party, Tharoor asked whether the party’s constitution is one of its "fabled jumlas" as there is "nothing on its front page that the party actually believes in or practises".
Sharing his view on his Twitter account, he also posted a front page of the party’s constitution. He said that the party aims at establishing a democratic state which guarantees to all citizens irrespective of caste, creed or sex, political, social and economic justice, equality of opportunity and liberty of faith and expression.
"Happy birthday BJP! You turn 42 today. Isn't it time to start living up to your own Constitution? There seems to be nothing on its first page that you actually believe in or practice…. Or was even this document one of your fabled jumlas," he tweeted.
The page of the constitution of the BJP read that integral humanism shall be the basic philosophy of the party.
"The party shall be committed to nationalism and national integration, democracy, 'Gandhian approach to socio-economic issues leading to the establishment of an egalitarian society free from exploitation, Positive Secularism, that is, 'Sarva Dharma Samabhav' and value-based politics," it added.
Asserting that the BJP stands for "rashtra bhakti" and its rivals for "Parivar bhakti", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said people are gradually coming to the realisation that dynastic parties are the "biggest enemies" of democracy.
Addressing BJP members on the party's 42nd foundation day, PM Modi said dynastic parties are dedicated to further family rule, have little regard for constitutional norms and cover up corruption and misdeeds of each other even though they may be active in different states.
Happy birthday BJP! You turn 42 today. Isn’t it time to start living up to your own Constitution? There seems to be nothing on its first page that you actually believe in or practice…. Or was even this document one of your fabled jumlas? pic.twitter.com/Vgbjmmii5o— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) April 6, 2022