“Satish Jarkiholi, Who considered ‘Hindu’ a vulgar word, is Cabinet Minister in new Karnataka Government”, Swarajyamag, May 20, 2023:
“The new government was finally sworn in, in Karnataka today with Siddaramaiah as the CM and DK Shivakumar as his deputy. Among eight other leaders who took as Cabinet Ministers, one was Satish Jarkiholi.
Late last year, in November, Jarkiholi was in the centre of a controversy when he said in a public event that ‘Hindu’ is a ‘vulgar’ word and does not have its origins in India.
“The word Hindu, where did it originate from? Is it ours? It’s Persian, from the region of Iran, Iraq, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan. What is the connection of the word Hindu with India? Then how can you accept it? This should be debated,” he had said.
Jarkiholi had cited Wikipedia and Whatsapp as a source for his claim….”
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