Former minister Ramanath Rai criticizes MLA Bharath Shetty for 'slap remark' on Rahul Gandhi

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (MH)

Mangaluru, Jul 9: Former minister Ramanath Rai criticized MLA Bharath Shetty during a press meet held at the Congress office in Mallikatte on Tuesday, July 9, over his slap remark about leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha, Rahul Gandhi.

Addressing the media, Rai said, "Rahul Gandhi's speech in Parliament was misunderstood by BJP leaders, who then misrepresented it to the public. Gandhi emphasized that Hindu society has no place for violence, a sentiment true to our beliefs as Hindus. Despite this, BJP leaders criticized him harshly. Even Swami Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati, the 46th Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math, stated that there was nothing wrong with what Gandhi said and that those spreading misinformation about his speech should be punished.”

He further said, “Bharath Shetty said Rahul Gandhi should be slapped. I challenge Bharath Shetty to slap any common Congress member first. Such a person is worthless as an MLA. Rahul Gandhi, as an opposition leader, did not speak ill of anyone; he merely stated that violence is not right.

“The BJP is blowing small issues out of proportion and spreading misinformation, like exaggerating the dengue situation despite the Karnataka government handling it well. What about the millions Sudhakar looted during the Covid crisis? Under the UPA, diesel excise duty was Rs 3, but it is now 9 rupees under the NDA government. They divide religion for political gain and threaten the opposition with the CBI. All BJP does is promote violence,” he said.

Mamatha Gatti, Prakash Salian, Subhoday Alva, Naveen D'Souza, and others were present.






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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Jul 09 2024

    However one is ,shouldnt talk in front of others ,loose words ,insulting others.One can make out how the person is by talking.Need not know any history about him.Mostly I observed how shettys talk to others.(Sorry I dont mean about anyone specific)mostly dont respect others but say neenu ,so on however old one is.

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  • RANGA, mangalore

    Tue, Jul 09 2024

    ..any guess why God Shiva photo shown by a MP during debate..dont think its just a gesture...if now onwards if you see frequently waving Shivji photo, or you see sudden appearance of shivji photos in his office, then its sure that its big game plan.. by propaganda lies apeasement sucesfully divided Hindu muslims christian ..sucessfully devided Hindi speakers & non speaker they are into old Shaiva Vishnav North south divide plan.. as a Citizen just keep your eyes open..

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    Tue, Jul 09 2024

    If a doctor can make such a disgusting statement about the opposition leader, then such a doctor is not fit to become an MLA. Worst than goon...

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  • Vincent D'Souza, Belthangady

    Tue, Jul 09 2024

    Sometimes, for arrogant

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  • Bobato Charlie, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 09 2024

    Please listen to Shankaracharya Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati who staunchly defended Rahul Gandhi's recent Lok Sabha speech, asserting Hinduism opposes fear and violence. Saraswati clarified Gandhi's criticism targeted specific political entities, not Hinduism itself, amidst heated parliamentary debates. Gandhi emphasized universal values of courage and non-violence, challenging BJP's representation claims. Please watch what Shankaracharya Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati has to say:

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  • RANGA, mangalore

    Tue, Jul 09 2024

    ..every Swamy has their own interest..i can Dozen Swamijees statement who condemned Rahul..Google Shankaracharya Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati statements..its not new that he opposed ruling if you do little research you will find why.. is tiff between him & Govt since Ayodhya temple stone laying event..

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  • SATHISH SHETTY, Siddakatte/Dubai

    Tue, Jul 09 2024

    Instead of supporting, you should guide your supreme leader. He could benefit from your experience.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 09 2024

    Being a well educated and literate doctor should not talk like this. Someone was telling " operation success and patient died.".

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Tue, Jul 09 2024

    Bharath Shetty is a loose Talker ...

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  • RANGA, mangalore

    Tue, Jul 09 2024

    ..its remarks only..but it happened in real with MP one from Congress gave single statement..

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  • Jroam K, Mangala vooru

    Wed, Jul 10 2024

    Ranga Sirji...what is Kangana's standing? Please?

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  • SURESH HEGDE, Karambar

    Tue, Jul 09 2024

    Time to retire and give responsibility to young leader. Still in the race for next MLA election.

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  • Kiran Poojary, Mangaluru/Bengaluru

    Tue, Jul 09 2024

    Our Bharath was right in his statement.

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