Bengaluru: Union Minister of State for Employment and Skill Development Ananth Kumar Hegde hinted at removing ‘secular’ word from the constitution. He lashed out at ‘seculars’ in a public event at Koppal district in Karnataka. He also said, “We have come to power to remove secularism”.
“Seculars do not know what their blood is. Yes constitution has given that right to say ‘we are secular and we will say it’. Yes, I know but constitution has been amended many times, we will also amend it. We have come to power for that,” said Hegde.
“If you say you are a Muslim, Christian etc., I feel proud that you have connection with your religion and caste, but who are these so called seculars? Seculars don’t have any parentage,” Hegde said earlier in his address.
Hegde is known for making controversial remarks. He was booked last year for controversial comments against ‘Islam’. He also drew eyebrows for refusing to attend Tipu Sultan Jayanti celebration terming him as tyrant and biased ruler.