On Saturday, when the minister arrived in Karnataka’s Ballari, about 300 kms from Bengaluru, for the inauguration of a position good, a team of activists, mentioned to be Dalits, blocked his car and elevated slogans criticising his Constitution remark.
Quickly right after, even though addressing the aspirants at the good, the Minister for Ability Progress and Entrepreneurship mentioned, “We are established to assistance you. We will be with you, no make a difference what. We will do something for the survival of our folks. We simply cannot be bogged down by some street canines staging protests.”
While it’s not apparent whether the minister, acknowledged for generating controversial statements, especially specific any team or if it was just one more analogy, actor Prakash Raj accused him, on Twitter, of likening Dalit protesters to canines.
Plenty of is ample…Serial offender…minister Ananthkumar Hegde at it once more….he phone calls Dalits Puppies ..for protesting towards his controversial structure remark… supreme leaders of #bjp will you talk to him to step down …or do you endorse his abuse #justasking
– Prakash Raj (@prakashraaj) January 20, 2018
The actor, who has been a staunch critic of Mr Hegde and his “thought method”, even wrote an open up letter to him final thirty day period when in the course of an function in Karnataka the minister experienced urged folks to “declare with pride that they are Muslim, Christian, Lingayat, Brahmin, or a Hindu.”
He experienced mentioned, “People who, devoid of understanding about their parental blood, connect with by themselves secular, they do not have their very own identity…They do not know about their parentage, but they are intellectuals.”
In his letter, the actor spelled out to the 49-yr-outdated minister that secularism is about “respecting and accepting varied religions”.
While talking to NDTV, Mr Raj experienced mentioned, “Seem at his language, his thought method. Seem at what is he hinting at. What is actually his agenda? He suggests we have occur to adjust the structure. Who are ‘we’? I would like to talk to our beloved key minister if he is ok with what this male is saying or is it this man’s personal thought method.”
Even even though the BJP clarified “it was not on the same site with Hedge”, Mr Raj questioned the absence of any motion towards the minister.
The opposition experienced questioned for his resignation. The Congress’s Ghulam Nabi Azad, also leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha, experienced mentioned if a particular person isn’t going to think in the Constitution, “he has no appropriate” to be a member of parliament.
Ananth Kumar Hegde, a 5-time Lok Sabha member from Uttara Kannada, was inducted into Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet in August final yr as aspect of the BJP’s strategy to wrest Karnataka back in the upcoming elections right after losing the only southern condition it has dominated to the Congress in 2013.
Quickly right after he was appointed a minister, CCTV footage of Mr Hegde slapping a medical doctor was extensively circulated. He was viewed hitting the medical doctor, grabbing him by the throat and pinning him towards a wall. The minister was seemingly furious about the way his mom, who experienced endured various fractures right after a slide, was currently being handled by medical professionals.
On Saturday, when the minister arrived in Karnataka’s Ballari, about 300 kms from Bengaluru, for the inauguration of a position good, a team of activists, mentioned to be Dalits, blocked his car and elevated slogans criticising his Constitution remark.<\/p>\n