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NEW DELHI: Throughout these occasions when polarisation on the premise of faith is rising within the nation, Karnataka Congress working president Satish Jarkiholi has solely added to the division together with his remarks in regards to the origin of the phrase ‘Hindu’. Nonetheless, he stands remoted as his personal occasion has distanced from his feedback whereas the rival BJP has come down closely on him.
Jarkiholi stoked a serious controversy when he mentioned on Sunday throughout an occasion in Belagavi that the actual which means of the phrase ‘Hindu’ was fairly vulgar. He later expanded on it and mentioned the Hindu phrase had Persan origins. He puzzled how individuals may settle for the phrase Hindu which had no relation to India.
The Karnataka MLA mentioned, “The place has the phrase ‘Hindu come from? It has come from Persia… So, what’s its relation with India? How is ‘Hindu’ yours? Test on WhatsApp and Wikipedia. The time period is just not yours. Why do you wish to put it on a pedestal? Its which means is horrible.”
Jarkiholi additional mentioned, “The place did the phrase Hindu originate from? Is it ours? It’s Persian, from the area of Iran, Iraq, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. What’s the connection of the phrase Hindu with India? Then how are you going to settle for it? This needs to be debated.”
The Congress chief defended himself when he began getting criticised for his remarks. “There’s nothing flawed in what I mentioned. There are a whole lot of data about how this Persian phrase (Hindu) got here. This has been talked about in Swamy Dayanand Saraswati’s e book ‘Satyarth Prakash’, Dr GS Patil’s e book ‘Basava Bharatha’ and Bal Gangadhar Tilak’s ‘Kesari’ newspaper as properly. These are simply three-four examples. There are various such articles obtainable on Wikipedia or any web site, it’s best to please learn it.”
He provided to resign as an MLA if anybody proved him flawed. He mentioned, “Let everybody show I’m flawed. If I’m flawed, I’ll resign as MLA, not simply apologise for my assertion,”
Congress disagrees with Jarkiholi
Jarkiholi’s personal occasion leaders condemned him for his controversial remarks. The occasion distanced it from what he mentioned.
His boss and Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar mentioned, “Satish Jarkiholi’s assertion is his private opinion and never the Congress occasion’s opinion. We are going to ask for his rationalization on the identical… The Congress occasion helps all religions and doesn’t agree together with his assertion.”
In a tweet, Congress Rajya Sabha MP Randeep Singh Surjewala termed Jarkiholi’s assertion as unlucky and mentioned it deserved to be rejected.
Surjewala mentioned, “Hinduism is a lifestyle and a civilisational actuality. Congress constructed our nation to respect each faith, perception and religion. That is the essence of India. The assertion attributed to Satish Jarkiholi is deeply unlucky and deserves to be rejected. We condemn it unequivocally.”

BJP assaults Congress
The BJP leaders, whereas condemning Jarkiholi’s remarks, accused the Congress of appeasing the minorities. They demanded that he apologise to the Hindus for hurting their sentiments.
Union data and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur mentioned, “It has change into a behavior for the Congress and Congress and AAP leaders to demean Hindus and insult Hindu gods and goddesses. Solely throughout elections do they bear in mind gods and goddesses. The remainder of the time, they hold abusing them.”
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj S Bommai known as the remarks “anti-national”. He mentioned, “They make statements with half-knowledge to appease voters and dream to get minority votes. That is anti-national and everybody ought to condemn it. Is Rahul Gandhi and Siddaramaiah’s silence endorsing Satish Jarkiholi’s statements?”
Former Karnataka CM and BJP parliamentary Board member BS Yediyurappa remarked, “What Satish Jarkiholi has mentioned needs to be condemned. The Congress itself has condemned it. However that isn’t sufficient. I demand that the Congress and Satish Jarkiholi apologise to the Hindu group.”
Karnataka’s Minister for Greater Schooling Ashwathnarayan CN mentioned the Congress shouldn’t create pointless controversies. “They shouldn’t be creating confusion. Respect the emotions, respect the tradition as an alternative of being vital. Do not create pointless controversies, it isn’t good within the curiosity of the societies,” he mentioned.

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