Taking a dig at ruling BJP over its stand on the JNU row, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor speaking at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Sunday, said nationalism is now decided by whether one can say 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' or not. 

He said people should have the right to choose what they believe is correct and still be tolerant of others' ideas in a democracy. 

Tharoor was speaking on 'JNU and Nationalism' outside the administrative hall of the varsity which has been the centre of protests ever since sedition charges were slapped on three students over an event held where anti-national slogans were allegedly raised. 

Here are the highlights of his speech:

Tharoor's nearly 40-minute long speech had historical anecdotes and personal experiences and he repeatedly quoted personalities like Jawaharlal Nehru and Everlyn Beatrice Hall to drive home the idea of tolerance and diversity and their importance in India.

Watch the full speech below:

Here's how Twitter reacted to his speech:

(With inputs from PTI)