Union Min Hegde sparks controversy after his comment on Kannada language
Yet another controversy is now dogging the Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Anantkumar Hegde.
This time because he asserted that people of only three districts of Uttara Kannada knew the proper Kannada language.
This has pit him against many including the many pro-Kannada groups who are now demanding apology.
It was very recently that while attending an event, the Union Minister said that only those from three districts of Uttara Kannada, the undivided Dakshina Kannada and Shimoga spoke the language properly.
He went on to claim that others were not speaking Kannada.
He claimed that many in Bengaluru and Mysore also don’t know how to speak proper Kannada.
The comments have led to Hedge receiving backlash even from his own party members.
Alleging that the comments have hurt the Kannada people, they have demanded BJP to take action against him.
The party’s state leaders have asked the high command to take action against Hegde or at least discipline him ahead of the assembly elections.
Congress and JDS have also condemned the statement.
It need be recalled that Hegde, in December of last year itself, had kicked up a controversy by mocking “secularists” and saying the BJP would amend the Constitution in days to come. >