Bengaluru: A former zilla panchayat member of Karnataka has announced a bounty of Rs 1 crore to anyone who would chop off Union Minister Ananth Kumar Hegde’s tongue for allegedly saying that secular people were unaware of their parentage.
According to reports, the Rs 1-crore bounty was announced by former Kalaburagi zilla panchayat member Gurushant Pattedar on Tuesday.
Giving reasons why he chose to make such a shocking announcement, Pattedar said that he announced the “bounty” because Hegde’s comment had pained Dalits, Muslims, backward classes and secular people.
“Opposing his (Hegde’s) remarks, I’m announcing a bounty of Rs 1 crore for chopping off his tongue and bringing it (over),” Pattedar, who identified himself as a senior Dalit leader, said in Kalaburagi.
Pattedar, who is currently associated with the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), said he was announcing the “bounty” on his volition.