Karnataka BJP has decided to launch a big agitation all over the state over the Hindu word origin row. According to the insiders in the state BJP unit, direction has been given to launch agitations in all the district headquarters.
The directions have also been given to lodge a police complaint demanding action against Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) Secretary Satish Jarkiholi for hurting the feelings of Hindus.
Condemning Jarkiholi’s statement, Chief Minister Basavaraj S Bommai called the remarks “anti-national”.
Meanwhile, Congress had already distanced itself and condemned it “unequivocally”.
“I don’t know which book has mentioned that ‘Hindu’ does not originate from India. But our party won’t change its stance. We stand by what we said — we condemn what Satish Jarkiholi has said. Let the BJP do or say whatever they please,” Congress chief DK Shivakumar said on Wednesday.
Satish Jarkiholi, who is considered as a tall leader, challenged Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai to set up a committee to probe whether he had said anything wrong.
With inputs from News18