Bengaluru: Karnataka Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, K. S. Eshwarappa who is also known for giving hardcore pro-Hindutva statements said yesterday while addressing the press that there will be a time in future when Hindu religion will prevail in the country.
“ A saffron flag will get hoisted on Red Fort and one day, the saffron flag will become India’s national flag”, he said.
He was speaking to media persons on the issue of students with saffron shawls hoisting saffron flag on the mast meant for hoisting the national flag in one of the colleges in Shivamogga.
“ Today the tricolor is our national flag, and there is no doubt about it. I too give respect to it. At the same time, it is also true that somebody hoisted the saffron flag on the tricolor mast. So what, what is wrong in it”, he questioned.
When reminded him that the mast is meant for hoisting the national flag, Eshwarappa replied that the saffron flag can be hoisted on any mast and at any given place. But the students have not hoisted the saffron flag by replacing the Indian flag. Some people are spreading rumours to create communal disharmony in the State”, he said.
Continuing on the matter, he accused Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President, D. K. Shivakumar of spreading the false information that the students removed the Indian flag before hoisting the saffron flag.
“ Let me make it very clear, the BJP has more respect for the national flag than Shivakumar. National flag was not removed at all”, he asserted.
Claiming that the saffron flag can be hoisted on any place, he predicted that one day, it will be hoisted on Red Fort also. “ Centuries ago, saffron was the official flag on the chariots of Ram and Maruti. Was there any tricolor then in India? But now it has become a national flag.
Every citizen of the country should respect it and no confusion about it”, he remarked.
Hinduism comes in this country, and we fly the saffron flag on the Red Fort that day. One day, the Bhagavadhwaja will become the national flag. Karnataka State minister KS Eshwarappa(BJP) said on Wednesday.#NaanuGauri @ikseshwarappa #Tricolor #safran pic.twitter.com/PvtNgXPo2n
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He said that today, the deliberations are going on Hindutva in the country. There was a time when some people were laughing when they were being told that Ram temple will be built in Ayodhya.
“ But don’t we know that the temple is being built. Similarly maybe after hundred or five hundred years later, saffron will become our national flag. But today since the tricolor is our national flag, everyone should respect it, and those who don’t, will be treated as anti-nationals”, Eshwarappa said.