Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah landed himself in a controversy together with his declaration on those who wear tilak (sacred Hindu mark of vermillion on brow).
Addressing an event in Karnataka’s Badami on Tuesday, Siddaramaiah, a Congress chief, sarcastically stated that he is afraid of those who smear ash or apply the kumkum on their foreheads.
The exercise of carrying a tilak on brow is not unusual amongst Hindus throughout the united states of America.
“You are carrying that kumkum, will you do the work nicely? I am frightened of folks who put on kumkum,” he said.
Siddaramaiah, who’s the MLA from Badami, became talking at an occasion to inaugurate a lake rejuvenation undertaking.
“You ought to do the paintings properly and end it on time; I don’t realize… I have this worry approximately those who put on such long tikas on their forehead,” Siddaramaiah delivered.
According to reports, he changed into relating to a contractor gift on the occasion who turned into sporting a tilak on his forehead. A priest had done pooja throughout the inauguration.
Siddaramaiah is not new to controversies. In January this year, he was criticized for snatching the microphone away from a female complainant in a public accumulating which additionally pulled down her dupatta.
During the run-as much as the meeting elections in Karnataka, Siddaramaiah, who the competition had accused of being for being anti-Hindu, had burdened on his Hindu identification by way of pointing to his call.