Katheria backtracks, says will accept saffron, green or red, whatever is good for nation

Katheria also added that there was an ongoing conspiracy to malign the image of 'bhagwa' (saffron).

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 20, 2016 10:55 am
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Union Minister RS Katheria found himself in a controversy on Sunday after the video of him addressing a function at Lucknow University on Saturday went viral on social media.

In the video, Kateria was heard saying that saffronisation of education and nation would definitely take place if it is good for the country.

His comments invited criticism from political leaders and social media users. On Monday, while speaking to ANI, Kateria took a u-turn and said “i just said whatever is good for the nation, we’ll accept that; whether its Bhagwakaran or green or red color.”

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However, he also added that there was an ongoing conspiracy to malign the image of ‘bhagwa’ (saffron) and it is not good.

Kateria serves as BJP MP from Agra and Minister of State for HRD.

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  1. S
    Jun 20, 2016 at 7:52 am
    U-turn people's U-turn government.
    1. A
      Am A
      Jun 20, 2016 at 1:11 pm
      Looks like he learned that Genghis Khan wasn't an Indian Muslim leader after alllt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;haha
      1. R
        Jun 20, 2016 at 7:37 am
        What wrong did he say? Anything can be adopted if it is good for nation. We do not understand why something related to Hinduism seen as bad things for secular parties. But they see any fanatic things of other religion as very secular. Are we Hindu a third cl Indian citizen? These secular parties still not learning from their defeat, they are still talking non-sense and non-issues. Have any of them ever heard talking any serious issue related to development or public welfare related issues?
        1. H
          Jun 20, 2016 at 7:42 am
          He has the support of the mes and thats what matters.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The press is blowing it up for nothing.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;BJP was voted in for what Kataria and Prachi stand for and the support is growing.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Just learn to accept it
          1. L
            laxman mishra
            Jun 20, 2016 at 9:57 am
            rss/bjp outfits are hot air ballon about to burst and collapse - clock is ticking
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