With elections season looming, political parties and their leaders are doing everything they can to stay in the limelight. In this regard, BJP leaders are some of the first ones to make controversial statements about anything "Hindu." The latest is Union minister Ananth Kumar Hegde who said "Any hand that touches a Hindu girl should be cut."
Hegde made the controversial comments at an event in Kodagu in Karnataka saying "There should be a fundamental shift in our thinking. We should observe everything that's happening around us. Regardless of caste and religion, any hand that touches a Hindu girl should be cut."
Earlier, Hegde shot into limelight when he said that Indian Constitution should be changed and that BJP will do it. He also commented on the "secular" people stating that they call themselves intellectual but do not understand what "secular" means.
Such communal comments from BJP leaders are unfortunate at a time when the party is trying to wash off its "communal" image ahead of the elections. Let's see what else is in store for us from the saffron brigade.