Not many are surprised over Rajasthan minister Kataria’s ‘sa** Manmohan’ remark

As the video made it to newsmen, Tiwari was quick to apologise.

Written by Mohammad Hamza Khan | Updated: June 20, 2016 2:04 pm
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On Sunday, Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria had tasked himself with motivating booth level workers of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state’s Churu district. During his impassioned speech, he addressed the two-term former prime minister, Manmohan Singh, as “s**a”, and continued to praise the incumbent PM.

Apart from the word, the tone of Kataria’s address for the former PM was itself derogatory, and he couldn’t praise Narendra Modi enough; US President Barack Obama, Kataria said while thumping his chest, himself went to receive Modi at the airport while an ordinary, “aira gaira nathu gaira” minister would earlier receive Singh, as the crowd cheered.

In state capital Jaipur, however, not many were surprised. In the state assembly, the septuagenarian is known to often get worked up, just stopping short of making such comments. But on a sunny Sunday afternoon, Tiwari
perhaps felt comfortable among booth level party workers.

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As the video made it to newsmen, Tiwari was quick to apologise. He told The Indian Express that he “realises” that the word was “inappropriate,” and cited his addresses in state assembly, saying that he has a few slips when he is in the “flow”; he also issued an apology on Twitter.

Hailing from Udaipur, Kataria is known for his elocution, thanks to his RSS background. He is also known to be the most honest among the Vasundhara Raje cabinet members, for which party leaders again credit his RSS background. At public hearings for party workers too, he gets agitated if he comes across any ‘unjustified’ requests and is known as a ‘stern’ administrator.

Though Raje strongly holds on to the reins in the state, Kataria represents RSS in the state: he is currently the most powerful among the RSS leaders in the state – following him are Social Justice Minister Arun Chaturvedi and Education minister Vasudev Devnani – and things were not always calm between him and CM Raje.

In early 2012, he had announced a 28-day Lok Jagran Yatra in the Mewar tribal belt, where he holds considerable influence. Being the Home Minister in Raje’s previous tenure between 2003-08, Kataria now wanted to assert himself as party’s Chief Ministerial candidate ahead of the 2013 elections.

However, Raje threatened to quit the party, then in opposition, and around three dozen MLAs extended their support to her, until the central leadership intervened and Kataria called off the yatra. A staunch party loyalist, Kataria then went on to extend support to Raje’s ‘Suraj Sankalp Yatra’ in 2013, which covered all 33 districts and included over 200 public meetings.

Father to five daughters, Kataria has degrees of M.A. (Geography), B.Ed. and LL.B. He also holds the portfolio of Justice, Home Guard and Civil Defense, Prison, and Disaster Management and Relief.

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    Basant
    Jun 20, 2016 at 10:43 am
    Typical of RSS reply. I am sure you are teaching your kids to use same words to use on your family members. Good going.
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      Abbiya
      Jun 20, 2016 at 9:18 am
      I think taliban culture better than RSS culture.
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        albert savio
        Jun 20, 2016 at 12:50 pm
        Most Indian politicians are like this guy Illiterate and uncouth
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          Am A
          Jun 20, 2016 at 3:36 pm
          If the standard of elocution in RSS is this, then well nothing to say!!!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;No wonder we have all those motor-mouths in BJP!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Now we know where they come from!!!
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            arc
            Jun 20, 2016 at 11:47 am
            @rajesh. So he saw the non-sanskari movie not approved by nihalani, Mohan bagawat, badal? He sure is a quick learner. Alas, the only lesson he picked up was the gaalis? Does he do chitta too, picked up perhaps also from the film?lt;br/gt;You still have not answered me: Is that the language he uses when he addresses his five daughters? One more point: He just gave up after five girls?
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              arc
              Jun 20, 2016 at 10:24 am
              Is this how speaks to his five daughters? This is the general language of sanghis.
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                arc
                Jun 20, 2016 at 11:05 am
                Sanskari minister
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                  Bhagya Sastri
                  Jun 20, 2016 at 11:16 am
                  Please do not find fault with him ,when he speaks the truth.He has been paid compliments as the most honest person in Raje's cabinet.
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                    Rajesh
                    Jun 20, 2016 at 11:06 am
                    Because he is a shameless fellow. He himself uses worse language about the current PM daily, and now he pretends to be highly "cultured".
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