February 05, 2020 1:55 am
Sources in the BJP said Hegde, a former Union Minister, sent a reply to party president J P Nadda and the party’s disciplinary committee following the party’s showcause notice to him on Monday.
February 04, 2020 2:00 am
Anand Sharma said “the Prime Minister, and the BJP leadership as a whole, has to apologise for these things... We demand that the PM comes to the House and makes his position clear.”
February 04, 2020 1:54 am
Last year, the BJP had issued a showcause notice to Hegde for briefly extolling Nathuram Godse on social media. He later claimed that his Twitter account had been hacked.
February 03, 2020 11:00 pm
BJP leader Anantkumar Hegde reportedly claimed at an event in Bangaluru that the entire freedom movement was staged with the consent and support of the British, and the independence movement led by Gandhi was a "drama".
February 03, 2020 7:24 pm
"Some people keep saying we got independence because someone sat on satyagraha. The British gave independence out of sheer frustration. On reading history books, my blood boils. Such people are termed ‘Mahatma’ in our country," Anantkumar Hegde said.
December 03, 2019 8:22 am
While Fadnavis called the remarks “absolutely wrong”, “highly improper” and “baseless”, leaders from the governing coalition in the state — the Shiv Sena, NCP and the Congress — condemned this “treachery” against Maharashtra.
September 11, 2019 3:25 am
Hegde, a six-term MP from the Uttara Kannada region, on Monday said Senthil was a traitor for his opposition to government actions like the abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir.
March 12, 2019 8:23 am
Known for making inflammatory speeches, Anantkumar Hegde had fuelled a controversy in the same month when he said that any hand that touches a Hindu girl should be cut.
April 23, 2018 11:19 am
Anantkumar Hegde had earlier claimed that he was the target of a failed assassination bid after a car in his convoy was hit by a truck last Tuesday.
April 18, 2018 11:55 am
Hedge said the truck drive, Nasir, was caught by locals and did not seem to be in an inebriated condition. He tweeted a video of the incident, adding that it showed it was "quite evident" that he was "purposefully" targeted.