33 C
Thursday, June 13, 2024

MP home minister seeks apology over remark on ‘Hindu’ word

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Bhopal, Nov 8 (PTI): Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra on Tuesday demanded an apology from Rahul Gandhi over Karnataka Congress leader Satish Jarkiholi’s remarks claiming the word ‘Hindu’ is Persian and has a very dirty meaning.

Mishra said he will write a letter in this regard to senior Congress leader Gandhi.

- Advertisement -

During an event in Nippani on Sunday, Karnataka Congress Working President Jarkiholi said, “They speak about Hindu Dharm…this that, where did the Hindu word come from? Is it ours? It is Persian. Persian is from Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. What is Bharat’s relationship with it? Then, how did Hindu become yours? There should be a debate on this.”

The All India Congress Committee (AICC) later termed it as deeply unfortunate and rejected it “unequivocally”.

Reacting to Jarkiholi’s statement, MP Home Minister Mishra while talking to reporters here said Rahul Gandhi had tried to define ‘Hindu’ and ‘Hindutva’ during a rally in Rajasthan and now Congress leaders were making controversial comments during his Bharat Jodo Yatra.

“Rahul Gandhi should apologise for the derogatory remarks made by Jarkiholi on the word ‘Hindu. I will write a letter to him to clarify what Congress thinks about ‘Hindu’ and ‘Hindutva’,” said Mishra, who is also the MP government’s spokesperson.

- Advertisement -
The Hills Times
The Hills Timeshttps://www.thehillstimes.in/
Welcome to The Hills Times, your trusted source for daily news and updates in English from the heart of Assam, India. Since our establishment in 2000, we've been dedicated to providing timely and accurate information to our readers in Diphu and Guwahati. As the first English newspaper in the then undemarcated Karbi Anglong district, we've forged a strong connection with diverse communities and age groups, earning a reputation for being a reliable source of news and insights. In addition to our print edition, we keep pace with the digital age through our website, https://thehillstimes.in, where we diligently update our readers with the latest happenings day by day. Whether it's local events, regional developments, or global news, The Hills Times strives to keep you informed with dedication and integrity. Join us in staying ahead of the curve and exploring the world through our lens.
Latest news
- Advertisement -
Related news
- Advertisement -