BJP Asks Anantkumar Hegde To Apologise For Gandhi Remarks: Sources
Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 7:59 AM
The ruling BJP has asked its MP Anantkumar Hegde to put out an unconditional apology for his remarks describing the freedom struggle led by Mahatma Gandhi as "staged drama". The former Union Minister from Karnataka had made several derogatory comments on Gandhi's role at a public meeting on the weekend and commented that his "blood boiled" that "such people came to be called Mahatma".
Live Updates: Union Minister Anantkumar Hegde's Remarks Spark Row
Monday, January 28, 2019, 7:53 PM
Union Minister Anantkumar Hegde's comments have often-led to controversies; latest being at a-public-event in Karnataka's Kodagu district where Mr Hegde said, "We have to rethink about priorities of our society. We shouldn't think of caste. If a Hindu girl is touched by a hand, then that hand should not exist." He continued: Taj Mahal was not built by Muslims... Tejo Mahalaya became Taj Mahal.