BENGALURU: A day after Union minister Anantkumar Hegde sparked an uproar by urging fellow Hindus to “chop off” the hands of those who touch a Hindu girl, he courted further controversy on Monday by launching a personal attack on Karnataka PCC president Dinesh Gundu Rao, berating him for marrying a Muslim.
Hegde attacked Rao on Twitter on Sunday evening, questioning his achievements as Union minister and MP. Tagging the minister, Rao said, “What are your contributions for Karnataka’s development? All I can say for sure, it’s deplorable that such people have become ministers & have managed to get elected as MPs.”
The minister countered saying the KPCC president did not have any “moral standing” to question him. “I shall definitely answer @dineshgrao’s queries, before which could he please reveal himself as to who he is along with his achievements? I only know him as a guy who ran behind a Muslim lady,” Hegde tweeted on Monday, referring to Rao’s wife Tabassum.
Rao responded to the personal attack, saying: “Sad to see @AnantkumarH stoop to such low levels.”
Tabassum also responded by questioning Hegde for “polarising elections” by referring to her. “They should mind their language. I want to state that I am not a political person, I am a housewife. Why do you want to use me to polarise elections?,” she said in a post.
Source: Times of India