Congress Leader Compares Jinnah with Savarkar, Stirs Row in Karnataka

Opposition chief within the Karnataka Legislative Council B.Ok. Hariprasad on Thursday stirred an argument by saying that the founding father of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Veer Savarkar have been “identical”.

Hariprasad, a senior Congress chief, mentioned: “It’s due to Jinnah and Savarkar the nation is going through the present scenario.”

“Veer Savarkar was an atheist. He doesn’t consider in any gods. Equally, Jinnah was additionally atheist. Two atheists got here collectively to carry the nation to the current state,” he opined.

Commenting on the marketing campaign to put in Veer Savarkar’s photographs together with Lord Ganesh through the pageant, he said that it could be a matter of joke if an atheist is positioned.

“I don’t know what to name those that have come out with this concept. With out studying their biography and historical past, that is being accomplished for political profit,” Hariprasad mentioned.

“The idea of India is given by Mahatma Gandhi. The BJP doesn’t have any ethical proper to speak concerning the integrity and unity of this nation. The BJP has polluted the nation within the identify of language, faith and caste,” he added.

Hariprasad said that not like BJP, his social gathering has not resorted to riots, homicide, extortions within the pretext of conducting yatras. “At any time when BJP has taken up yatras, there have been communal clashes,” he mentioned.

“Ours is ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’, this can unite the divided minds. The Indian nation is on the cross roads. On the one hand there are actual patriots and however there are pretend patriots who’re ‘sanghis’ (RSS),” Hariprasad mentioned.

“The BJP attained energy (within the Centre) 8 years in the past. The BJP has been ruling Karnataka for 3 years. However, each governments have failed to answer the difficulties of the folks. Ladies aren’t protected, farmers aren’t getting subsidies… no compensation for flood victims. There may be inflation and persons are outraged,” he mentioned.

“To hide all these, BJP leaders are distorting historical past and creating conflicts and dragging points like Savarkar rath yatra to the forefront,” Hariprasad added.

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