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Anant Kumar Hegde on Rahul Gandhi's roots: 'How did Muslim-Christian son became 'Janeudhari' Hindu?'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 March 2019, 17:51 IST
Anant Kumar Hegde

As election is around the corner, politicians have started their rhetoric and the newest in the list is Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde, who has courted controversy after calling Congress president Rahul Gandhi a ‘hybrid’ in nature.

Look what situation they have brought our country down to. The entire world is acknowledging our bravery. But some people within our own country have raised doubts. They want proof for our IAF's air strikes against Pakistan but how did the son of a muslim become a brahmin named Gandhi? What proof do they have? He was born to a Muslim father and Christian mother. How does he become a brahmin?” asked BJP’s Anant Hegde.

Hegde was immediately criticised by the Congress party and Dinesh Gundu Rao of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee said that the remarks were ‘crude, crass, and communal in nature.’

Dinesh, in a tweet said, “Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde is at it again-making crude, crass and communal remarks against Rahul Gandhi. His continued diatribe indicates that he has the blessings of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah to indulge in such uncouth behaviour.”

Election Commission of India had yesterday announced that General Election would begin from April 11 and would be conducted in 7 phases, and the result will be announced on May 23. The Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora had also said that the model code of conduct is now active.

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First published: 11 March 2019, 17:51 IST