‘Omission of eight crore individuals in Ayodhya speech worrying after CAA, NRC’, Tharoor takes a dig at Modi


New Delhi, August 7

Congress chief Shashi Tharoor has stated Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated 130 crore Indians through the Ram temple ‘bhoomi pujan’ however India’s inhabitants is over 138 crore and the omission of eight crore individuals was worrying to many after the Citizenship Amendment Act and speak of National Register of Citizens.

He stated if the “omission” was inadvertent “a correction would be reassuring”.

“PM Modi congratulated 130 crore Indians when he spoke at the Ram Mandir yesterday. But India’s population is estimated at 1,38,00,04,385 in mid-2020, according to UN data,” Tharoor stated in a tweet on Thursday.

“An omission of 8 crore people is worrying to many, after CAA/NRC. If inadvertent, a correction would be reassuring,” he stated.

In his tackle on the event of laying of the inspiration stone of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, Modi stated on Wednesday that generations had made sacrifices for hundreds of years for the development of the temple.

“I, on behalf of the 130 crore people of the country, salute them and bow before them for their sacrifices which have led to the foundation of the Ram Temple,” he had stated. PTI



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