Modi = Scorpion sitting on Shivaling for RSS, Tharoor kicks off fresh controversy

Bengaluru, Oct 28: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has stoked a controversy yet again. Quoting RSS sources, Tharoor said that PM Narendra Modi is  "scorpion sitting on a Shivaling" for the RSS. That's because RSS thinks that now Modi has overshawdowed and has become bigger than the organisation, Tharoor said.      Tharoor said that personality cult of PM Modi is causing frustration within RSS and the organisation is uncomfortable with the situation. The Congress added that for RSS Modi is like a "scorpion sitting on a Shivaling". Explaining the rationale of alleged RSS description and the dynamics between RSS and Modi, Tharoor said, "You can't remove it with your hand nor can you hit it with a chappal."Tharoor was speaking at Bengaluru Literature Festival, on his book 'The Paradoxical Prime Minister" on Sunday. Tharoor added that PM has risen above RSS due to Moditva, which Tharoor described as Modi plus Hindutva.

The Congressman, known for flirting controversies, criticised Modi for keeping power to himself and ignoring senior ministers. "As a result, the Home Minister does not know that CBI director is being changed, Foreign Minister is not aware of change in foreign policy of the government and the Defence Minister does not know about changes made in Rafale deal till the last moment," Tharoor said.Earlier, the 62-year old former union minister had kicked up a row with his "Hindu Taliban" barb at BJP and RSS. In September, he had ruffled BJP feathers by his comment that in case BJP wins in 2019, "it will tear up the constitution of India and write a new one". In case of victory, BJP will "enshrine the principle of Hindu Rashtra, will remove equality for minorities, that will create a Hindu Pakistan and that isn't what Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru, Sardar Patel, Maulana Azad and great heroes of freedom struggle fought for", Tharoor had said then.News24 Bureau