Politics isn’t about violence: Tharoor

Kolkata: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor condemned the firing incidents at Shaheen Bagh, which had taken place ahead of the Assembly elections in Delhi, and hinted that it could have been the result of speeches made by politicians.

There are so many speeches that are just naked provocation and those are inciting people to behave like this. I find it very sad that our political discourse has cheapened at such level, people are impressionable enough to go and take the speeches of leaders like ‘goli maro salo ko’ seriously,” the Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor said.

“Politics is not about violence, politics should be a contest of ideas and ideologies and we should try to persuade people, not fire guns,” he added.