New Delhi: A court here has issued summons to Congress leader Shashi Tharoor over his 'scorpion' remark on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The case in this regard was filed by Delhi BJP leader Rajiv Babbar alleging that Tharoor's remarks hurt his religious sentiments.
Shashi Tharoor had to appear before the court on June 7.
Last year on October 28, Tharoor, quoting an unnamed Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) source, launched a sharp attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi likening him with a scorpion sitting on a 'shivling'.
Speaking about his book 'The Paradoxical Prime Minister' at the Bengaluru Literature Festival, Tharoor asserted that the "personality cult of Prime Minister Modi has not gone down well with the RSS and has been a cause of frustration within its ranks".
He elucidated, "There's an extraordinarily striking metaphor expressed by an unnamed RSS source to a journalist, who expressed their frustration to curb Modi - 'Modi is like a scorpion sitting on a 'shivling'. You can't remove him with your hand and you cannot hit it with a 'chappal' (slipper) either."
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