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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 10:55:02 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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