Participating in the debate on intolerance in the Lok Sabha, he said the Modi government cannot promote 'Make in India' while there is 'hate in India'.
     
Targeting Narendra Modi for his 'silence', Tharoor said he was a 'different person' before becoming the Prime Minister as cited how he had avoided resorting to 'divisive' politics unlike any 'clever politician' when bombs exploded during his rally in Gandhi maidan in Bihar in the run up to the Lok Sabha polls.

"He (Modi) continued his speech peacefully and so no one in the crowd of 3-4 lakh came to know of the blasts that had killed six people".
     
His positive message at the rally was that Hindus had options of fighting either poverty or Muslims.
     
India cannot sell itself to the world as a “land of pluralism, tolerance and Gandhianism while encouraging intolerance, communal hatred and minority insecurity within the country", Tharoor said.
   
In this context, he said a Bangladeshi friend of his on a visit told him that 'Islamic fundamentalists in his country were having a field day attacking India as a place where it is safer to be a cow than a Muslim'.
    
After he became Prime Minister, he has forgotten the policy of taking along everyone. His senior party leaders are using political polarisation but he is silent".

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