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CT Ravi's 'Nehru Hookah bar' statement provokes Congress, leaders criticise

Addressing the press on Thursday in connection to rename Indira Canteen as 'Annapoorneshwari Canteen', BJP General Secretary CT Ravi made a controversial statement. The leader said that Congress can name its office as 'Hookah Bar' and open a bar in the name of Indira Gandhi but not public projects. Soon after this statement went viral, Congress condemned it.

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Bengaluru, First Published Aug 12, 2021, 7:06 PM IST

BJP's firebrand leader and National General Secretary CT Ravi has mired controversy after his controversial statement against former PMs Nehru and Indira Gandhi.

While addressing the press in connection with his demand to rename Indira Canteen's name as 'Annapoorneshwari Canteen', Ravi said that BJP has no issues with Congress naming its office as Nehru Hookah Bar or opening a bar in the name of Indira Gandhi.

He suspected the intention of Congress to open a public canteen and naming it after Indira Gandhi recently.

"If they had any regards, they (Congress) should have come with a project after its leaders much earlier. Why did they open a public canteen in the name of Indira now?, Is it not to loot money?.

To a question on Mekedatu row as BJP leader Annamalai launched a hunger strike and demanded dropping the project, the leader said that both the states must come to a consensus on drinking water needs. He said that there is no dispute in sharing water as per the tribunal verdict.

Congress is an emeny to Ambedkarites:

Recalling the attack on Dalit Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivas Murthy by SDPI and Congress corporators following MLA's nephew Naveen's controversial post on Prophet Muhammed in 2020, Ravi stated that there is no protection to Akhanda Srinivas Murthy from his own party.

Ravi highlighted that BJP has given minister posts to 27 OBC leaders and now had given the central minister post to 12 Dalit leaders. The party also has made five leaders from ST communities as ministers.

Congress condemns Ravi's statement:

KPCC President DK Shivakumar lashed out at CT Ravi by terming his statements irresponsible.

"His statement reflects BJP's mentality. The leader does not acknowledge the sacrifice made by the Nehru family. It is they who were responsible for the industrial revolution.

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