Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday sent a defamation notice to Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad after the latter called him a murder accused during a press conference earlier this week.
Reacting Tharoor’s statement, calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a scorpion on Shivling, Prasad had addressed the Congress MP from Kerala as ‘Shashi Tharoor who is accused in a murder case has attempted to disrespect Lord Shiva.’
“Legal notice to Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Minister of Law and Justice, for false and defamatory statements made against Dr. Shashi Tharoor, MP on October 28, 2018,” Tharoor wrote on Facebook.
Tharoor also tweeted, “My legal notice to @rsprasad about his false, malicious & defamatory statements against me, which he has still not retracted. When India’s Law Minister falsely invents a murder case against a political opponent, what hope for justice & democracy?”
Speaking at an event in Bengaluru, Tharoor had said, “The personality cult has not sat very well with many in the RSS establishment. There is an extraordinary striking metaphor expressed by an unnamed RSS source to journalist Vinod Jose of Caravan (news magazine)in which they express their frustration with their inability to curb Mr Modi. The (RSS) man says, ‘Mr Modi is like scorpion sitting on a shivling. You can’t remove it from your hand and you cannot hit it with chappals.’ And if you think about it, that’s a very very profound understanding of the relationship.”