Satish Jarkiholi, the working president of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, maintained his claim that the word “Hindu” has a derogatory connotation on Tuesday and declared that he would resign as an MLA if his claims were found to be false. The MLA’s comments sparked debate across party lines, with the Opposition seeking an apology and both sides condemning the statement. “Anyone who calls me ‘anti-Hindu’ should look into the claims, which were made after reading a number of publications. I, for one, was prepared to participate in the conversation “he said that at a news conference. On Monday, Satish Jarkiholi claimed that the word “Hindu” originates Persian and means “extremely unclean.”
“Where did the term “Hindu” originate? Do we own it? It’s a language called Persian, which is spoken in Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan. What is it related to Bharat? How did you come to own the term “Hindu”? It must be talked about “At the Manav Bandhutva Vedike celebration on Sunday night in Nippani Town, Belagavi, Jarkiholi made a statement.
If you are aware of what the term “Hindu” means, you will feel ashamed. The message is quite filthy. The website already has this. You are imposing a religion, a term that is foreign to us, he said.
said the Even on Monday, he had made it clear that anything he said was not his own view, but rather the meaning was derived from writings written by many authors and Wikipedia. Randeep Singh Surjewala, the general secretary of the Congress, responded to the news by tweeting, “Hinduism is a way of life & a civilizational reality. Congress designed our country to respect all major world religions.
This is what makes India unique. The assertion made by Satish Jarkiholi is regrettable and ought to be discarded. We categorically reject that, “Surjewala, who is in charge of the party’s operations in Karnataka, remarked
The statement was made in individual capacity and not at a Congress party forum, Jarkiholi emphasized a day after Surjewala’s tweet, and as such has no bearing on the party.
“Randeep Singh Surjewala, the head of the AICC, spoke with me and enquired about the statement. He has more power within the party. Those in Congress who denounce my remarks or distance themselves from them not heard of it.
Jarkinoli, standing by his remarks, dared Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai to appoint an impartial committee to look at his remarks. If his statements were shown to be false, he threatened to immediately resign as an MLA and “work like a commoner.” Those who are responding to my claim that the word “Hindu” has a derogatory connotation have not heard me thoroughly; I have cited Persian words and other places where the name originated. It required discussion, and I provided documentation to back up my position. You don’t need to apologize.
Let the administration react to former Chief Minister BS Yeddiyurappa’s request for an apology, he said once more.
if you can show that what I said was incorrect, I’ll resign as an MLA.
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee also described Hindutva as a way of life. Those that respond each have an own interpretation. It is important to understand the origin of the term “Hindu,” what it means, and whether it should be accepted “Added he.
Additionally, Jarkiholi claimed that all political groups were seeking to unify their split ideologies manage him.
“It has a “manuwadi” mentality. maintain your position, and there is no need to apologize.”
Due to carelessness, the Congress lost the state’s Assembly elections, but it will win the upcoming elections. He added that his comments would not affect Yamakanamaradi’s chances for an election and that he would deliver a suitable response.