Karnataka: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday asked the Congress leader to specify if he was a Dravidian or Aryan,the move came after Karnataka Congress leader Siddaramaiah’s “Aryan” taunt at the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS),the former chief minister was reacting to the inclusion of chapters on Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) founder Hedgewar’s speech in revised Kannada school textbooks for class 10.
Siddaramaiah had said, “RSS people – Are they native Indians? We don’t want to debate such things. Do Aryans belong to this country? Are they Dravidians? We will have to get to the roots.”
“Let Leader of the Opposition Siddaramaiah first declare whether he is a Dravidian or Aryan,” said Mr Bommai.
Siddaramaiyah had also made a statement saying “PM Modi cannot be compared to former PM Nehru”, replying to which Bommai lashed out at his rival saying “Yes it is true. (PM) Modi cannot be compared to Nehru because Nehru failed to take any tough action when China attacked India and the country lost a chunk of its territory to China.”
“But (PM) Modi stood strong and acted tough when China tried to violate Indian borders. He did not compromise with Pakistan. He has preserved Indian unity and integrity. PM Modi has made India stronger. He certainly cannot be compared with Nehru,” he added.
Karnataka assembly elections are scheduled for next year, Karnataka has witnessed 3 Chief Ministers in the last four years.
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