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PM Modi is like a ‘scorpion sitting on a Shivaling’ for RSS: Shashi Tharoor

Last Updated: Sunday, 28 October 2018 (17:59 IST)
Bengaluru: Congress leader and MP Shashi Tharoor, quoting an unnamed Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) source, said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was like a ‘scorpion sitting on a Shivaling’ for the RSS.
 
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He was speaking to a packed audience at Bengaluru Literature Festival, on his book ‘The Paradoxical Prime Minister’ on Sunday.
 
“Modi is like a scorpion sitting on a Shivaling. You can’t remove it with your hand nor can you hit it with a chappal,” he said commenting on the dynamics between Modi and the RSS.
 
Tharoor added, “If you try to touch the scorpion, you will be stung, but if you hit a shivaling with the chappal, it undermines all the sacred tenets of the faith. That may well be an interesting clue to the rather complex dynamics that exists between the Hindutva movement and the Moditva expression on it.”
 
Tharoor said, due to Moditva, which is Modi plus Hindutva, he has been able to rise above RSS.
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