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Rahul Gandhi’s Karnataka visit ‘good entertainment’: Anant Kumar Hegde

"The number of times Rahul Gandhi goes around in Karnataka, it is good (to that extent) because people of Karnataka will get good entertainment. Along with that, it will create an opportunity for Karnataka BJP to become stronger," he said.

By: PTI | Bengaluru | Updated: February 14, 2018 8:30 pm
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Taking potshots at Rahul Gandhi, Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde on Wednesday said “kota (fake) hindutvavadis” are taking birth and people would get “good entertainment” with the Congress president’s state tours. “The number of times Rahul Gandhi goes around in Karnataka, it is good (to that extent) because people of Karnataka will get good entertainment. Along with that, it will create an opportunity for Karnataka BJP to become stronger,” he told reporters at Sirsi in Uttara Kannada district.

“People of Karnataka expect more entertaining programmes,” the BJP leader said. He said “kota hindutvavadis are taking birth today. I really feel happy that at a time when nationalism was being forgotten; whether it is kota nationalism….Siddaramaiah and Rahul Gandhi have at least started remembering that they are Hindus,” Hegde said.

“Just speaking about Hindutva or nationalism is not enough, bring it into practice and only then will you respect that blood,” he further said. Hegde’s jibe at Gandhi comes in the backdrop of his temple run that was seen during the recent Gujarat assembly polls and his visit to religious places during his just concluded state tour.

Gandhi had on Tuesday concluded his four-day tour in north Karnataka districts in the first leg of his campaign in the poll-bound state, during which he visited temples, mutts and Dargahs. The Congress President will begin his second phase of tour in the state from February 24.

No stranger to controversies, Hegde had earlier kicked up a row for reportedly linking Islam with terrorism and recently, for his views on changing the Constitution, inviting a sharp attack from the Congress. After a furore over his remark on changing the Constitution, Hegde had tendered an apology in Parliament “If someone is hurt” but had maintained that his comments were misinterpreted.

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    P.N.Badhri
    Feb 15, 2018 at 3:22 pm
    Pot blames kettle. BJP rule is better entertainment than others in this earth.
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    1. harsh kumarf
      Feb 15, 2018 at 1:00 am
      bjp enjoyed his visit in gujrat ,,
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      1. harsh kumarf
        Feb 15, 2018 at 12:58 am
        then please enjoy mr hegde ,,, people must leaern to enjoy the defeat ,,,
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        1. Madhukar Nikam
          Feb 14, 2018 at 11:18 pm
          Sid ayah must be cursing his stars that pappu is spending too much of time in karnataka, as per his record, wherever he visits the scamgress party gets washed off ,for BJP such visits are blessing in disguise
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          1. Gopal Sriniwasan
            Feb 14, 2018 at 10:41 pm
            The people of India and the Voters are intelligent enough to know the swings of Democracy 2014 the Voters punished the Congis severely.The self-patting Indian Media had no rule.Voters got themselves educated. In the same way, the people know, Pappu is like the DODO with a limited IQ and without any personality.He is an immatured dimpled Maa Ka Ladla with no ability to carry himself as a serious politician. What I am amazed is why does the BJP get Hyper and react to every move of this CLOWN PRINCE? I suspect, BJP is getting nervous and adding to his popularity by reacting to every political move and silly twitter comments
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