Siddaramaiah: Are RSS members ‘native Indians’, ‘Dravidians’, or ‘Aryans’? | Bengaluru

Siddaramaiah, a senior leader of the Karnataka Congress, targeted the National Volunteer Union, on Friday, questioned whether the NGOs were “indigenous Indians”, “Dravidians” or “Aryans”.

Leaders of the opposition in the Karnataka Assembly also blamed the Mughals and the British for their invasion and the lack of unity within Indian society for their long rule. Angered by comments against his ideological parent, several BJP leaders have reacted sharply and beaten the former chief minister.

Siddaramaiah said, “Is this RSS an Indian? We don’t want to discuss it unnecessarily. So … Aryans are from this country? Are they Dravidians? We have to go back to their roots.” In school textbooks, there is controversy over the lesson about Kesava Baliram Hedgewar, founder of RSS.

Speaking at a ceremony to honor former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, he questioned who was responsible for the Mughal rule for 600 years. If you are all united, why did they (and the Mughals) come (and attack) and give them space? Who has been responsible for the British for 200 years? I don’t want to go on and on about this. , ”He added.

Sharad Pawar, who shared the platform with Siddaramaiah and other Congress leaders, had also said the same thing in the past in support of Rajya Sabha leader Mallikarjun Kharg’s statement.

“When I had some controversy and calls to quit actor Shah Rukh Khan and his family, I told (Defense Minister) Rajnath Singh, you are from Central Asia, you are Hitler’s descendant, you are leaving. .. ”he said.

Responding to Siddaramaiah’s statement, Union Minister Pralhad Joshi said that the leader of the Congress legislative party did not know the facts or was playing “drama” to appease party leader Rahul Gandhi and appease the Muslims. Noting that Hedgewar was initially in Congress and head of the service force, he said: “Several Congress leaders have written about their contribution to the freedom struggle and their support for the revolutionaries.

We (the Congress and the BJP) may have ideological differences, but Hedgewar was a true patriot and he founded the RSS in India. , When the spirit enters… ”he said.

Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister BC Nagesh said that those who are in the RSS are Indians and followers of its philosophy and only the Italians or the Italian leadership. Senior BJP leader and legislator KH Eshwarappa said Siddaramaiah should apologize to the people of the country for his comments.

“The RSS is a patriotic organization. These clay children, unlike the Congress, are in the hands of (Congress President) Sonia Gandhi. He asked. Many other BJP leaders have targeted Siddaramaiah.

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