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After Tharoor dubs Musharraf ‘force for peace’ in condolence message, BJP says it ‘best describes Cong’ Musharraf | Tharoor
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After Tharoor dubs Musharraf ‘force for peace’ in condolence message, BJP says it ‘best describes Cong’

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 06 Feb 2023, 12:13 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Union Minister Rajeev Chandrashekhar has slammed senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who condoled the death Pakistan's former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, saying that "once an implacable foe of India, he became a real force for peace" between 2002 and 2007.

Chandrashekhar said, Tharoor’s message for the former Pakistan military ruler, saying his post "best describes Cong" (Congress).

"Nothing like a proper military thrashing for Fatcat Pak Dictator Generals to become a "force for peace" and develop "clear strategic thinking". Not withstandng many lives lost n Intl laws violated n harm caused all around, these Generals will have their admiring fans in India (sic)," the Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar wrote in his tweet.

Expressing sorrow over Musharraf’s demise, Tharoor wrote: "Pervez Musharraf, Former Pakistani President, Dies of Rare Disease': once an implacable foe of India, he became a real force for peace 2002-2007," Tharoor said in a tweet.

"I met him annually in those days at the @un &found him smart, engaging & clear in his strategic thinking. RIP," the former minister of state for external affairs said. 

In another tweet, Chandrasekhar said, "That a former Cong Foreign Min (a party that refused to celebrate Kargil Vijay Diwas till 2010) wud think that a Pak General who inflicted terror, a backstabbing conflict n tortured our Soldiers in violation of every Intl law, wud be a "force for peace" - best describes Cong."

Musharraf had been ailing for a long time and breathed his last on Sunday in a Dubai hospital, according to media reports. He was 79.

Meanwhile, Kanwal Sibal, former Indian Foreign Secretary, also slammed Shashi Tharoor for calling Musharraf a 'force for peace'.

In a tweet, the former diplomat wrote, "Force for peace? Joke. Avowed using terror groups to pressure India. Obsessed with Kashmir. In 2002 attacked India venomously at the UN. I responded as FS to press at NY. Terror attacks under him: against Parl, in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Varanasi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, etc.