Our all-inclusive Prime Minister has excluded some other party’s members from entering into a temple. One should also remember he hails from a party who shouts ‘Vasudhev Kutumbkam (The Whole world is my family) every now and then.
Congress leader and Modi’s vocal critique Shashi Tharoor alleged on PMO that they struck off names of some Kerala Politicians from the list of people who were supposed to go in Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple during Narendra Modi’s Kerala visit.
Tharoor tweeted in protest of listing off his name. He writes, “Received Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram for the unveiling of a plaque of the Swadesh Darshan project. But when the local MP, MLA (Member of Legislative Assembly) and mayor were to enter the temple with him for darshan, we learned that the PMO had cut us from the list.
It seems that under the BJP even God must serve a political purpose and members of other parties must not be allowed to worship in the prime ministerial presence."
Modi is on his tour to inaugurate multi-crore mega projects in Kerala.
Along with some local BJP members, Prime Minister was accompanied by Governor Justice P Sathasivam, state Devaswom minister Kadakampally Surendran, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, and Minister of State for Tourism, Alphons Kannanthanam.
Tharoor is a vocal critique of Modi and remains in news from his remarks. Last time, Tharoor caught himself in controversy when he sourced some unnamed RSS member to call Narendra Modi “a scorpion sitting on Shiv Linga.”
Tharoor, who is often considered as a liberal, said that women should not enter in Sabarimala as it hurts religious sentiments of a specific community.
And it seems Tharoor now knows how it feels when someone is denied to enter a temple for no obvious reason.