Kalaburagi: Senior Congress leader and former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Monday alleged that ‘Manuvada’ and ‘Hindutva’ encourage murder, violence, and discrimination.
The former CM said he is also a Hindu who follows Hindu Dharma but stands against Hindutva.
”Hindutva and Hindu Dharma are different. I’m always projected as anti-Hindu and anti-Hindu Dharma. I’m not anti-Hindu Dharma. I’m also a Hindu, but I’m anti-Manuvada and Hindutva,” Siddaramaiah said.
Addressing a gathering here, he said, ”Does any religion encourage murder or violence? But Manuvada and Hindutva encourage murder, violence and discrimination. That’s the difference between Hindu Dharma and Hindutva.”
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The Leader of Opposition had earlier too made his anti-Hindutva stands clear.
Assembly elections are due in Karnataka by May.