Tehseen Poonawalla tweeted a photo of himself hugging his wife and asked Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde to “do what you can”. Now why would he say that, you ask? Read on.
Hindu boys must break hands of boys from other religions who touch Hindu girls: Hegde
Tehseen Poonawalla posts picture with his wife, dares Anant Kumar Hegde
The only skill development this minister has done is ask people to chop hands: Owaisi
When Tehseen Poonawalla wished Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde a good afternoon on January 28 Monday, there was more to the tale than just a friendly greeting between netas.
He tweeted a photo (see above) of himself hugging his wife — his Hindu wife, he pointed out — and asked Anant Kumar Hedge to “do what you can”.
“It’s a dare sir!” he said.
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Anant Kumar Hegde is reported to have said on January 27 Sunday that Hindu boys should break the hands of boys from other religions who touch Hindu girls.
“…if boys from other religions touch our Hindu girls, Hindu boys must break their hands and get ready to create history,” the minister was quoted as saying by the Deccan Chronicle.
OWAISI, RAHUL GANDHI, DINESH GUNDU RAO SLAM HEGDE
Tehseen Poonawalla isn’t the only politician with something to say about these remarks.
Asaduddin Owaisi, the Hyderabad MP, said the only skill development Anant Kumar Hegde has done is to ask people to maim and kill others. (Anant Hegde is the Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.)
“The only skill development this minister has done is ask people to chop hands, kill people, etc.” Asaduddin Owaisi said.
And when Dinesh Gundu Rao, the Karnataka Congress chief, slammed Hegde for his comments, the minister responded. He said in a tweet that he only knew Rao as “a guy who ran behind a Muslim lady”.
Dinesh Gundu Rao’s wife, Tabu Rao, later responded, saying: “Yes, I was born a Muslim, but we are proud Indians first. The Constitution of India which is built on the foundation of secularism guarantees every individual ‘Liberty of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship’.”
She said she “resents” Anant Kumar Hegde using her as a “pawn” in “cheap politics”.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi said Anant Kumar Hegde should be sacked, calling him an “embarrassment to every Indian” and “unfit to be a Union Minister”.
Also on January 27 Sunday, Anant Kumar Hedge said the Taj Mahal wasn’t built by Muslims and that history was proof of this claim.