Bengaluru: Karnataka's BJP leader and former Union minister Anantkumar Hegde on Thursday (December 27) said that Congress leader DK Shivakumar inaugurated the statue of Jesus Christ on the outskirts of Bengaluru to impress "Italian mother" Sonia Gandhi.

Taking to Twitter, Hegde posted a tweet in Kannada that said, "DK Shivakumar inaugurated the Jesus Christ's statue to impress Italian lady for party president's post."

The BJP leader further said that the "Italian mother" would give importance to only those leaders who become Christians. He further said that Congress leaders must reject the slave mentality of the party.

"Congress' Italian mother would give importance to those who convert to Christianity. If the Congress leaders have an ounce of self-respect, they should reject the slavery mentality and the system of the Congress and leave the party," the BJP leader said.


The Congress leader laid the foundation stone of Jesus Christ statue on the occasion of Christmas at Kapalibetta in Harobele village of Kanakapura taluk, Ramnagara.

It is reportedly said that DK Shivakumar had sanctioned the 10 acres of land by the state government for the Jesus statue.

On the occasion of Christmas, the Congress leader handed over the land documents to the trust that would take the responsibility of installing the statue.