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Anant Kumar Hegde

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Anant Kumar Hegde: Indian politician
Anant Kumar Hegde is an Indian politician, the former Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and the incumbent Member of Parliament for Uttara Kannada constituency. Hegde, a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is known for his controversial remarks against Islam. Hegde is a Hindu nationalist and member of the right-wing Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

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Watch: Facebook summoned by house panel on IT; BJP MPs gun for Shashi Tharoor [Video]

Watch: Facebook summoned by house panel on IT; BJP MPs gun for Shashi Tharoor

The row over hate speech on Facebook has turned into an open BJP vs Congress fight. While Facebook has been summed by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT, BJP MPs, who are members of the panel..

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Watch: BJP Vs Congress war of words over hate speech on Facebook [Video]

Watch: BJP Vs Congress war of words over hate speech on Facebook

BJP and Congress are involved in a heated war of words over hate speech on Facebook. Congress party wrote a letter to the social media giant and called or a probe into the Facebook India leadership..

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'BSNL employees are traitors': Anantkumar Hegde stirs row


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Anantkumar Hegde says his Twitter account blocked

Former Union minister and controversial BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde on Sunday said his Twitter account has been blocked and accused the microblogging siite of taking an 'anti-India stand' and acting "with..
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Trailer for you, for us Gandhi Ji is life: Modi's retort to Cong's 'Ye toh abhi trailer hai'

Amid sloganeering by opposition members over BJP lawmaker Anantkumar Hegde's remarks against Mahatma Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a dig at Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in Lok..
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Opposition disrupts Lok Sabha business over Anantkumar Hegde’s Bapu remark


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Expel Anant Kumar Hegde and Pragya Thakur, prove ‘love’ for Bapu: Congress to BJP


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'I own my statement': BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde defends remarks on Mahatma Gandhi as controversy escalates

Hegde had said that freedom fighters who did not sacrifice anything made the country believe that it gained Independence through 'Upavas Satyagrah'.
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Gandhi remark: Anantkumar Hegde sends reply to BJP leadership, denies charges against him


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Row as BJP MP says Bapu-led freedom movement a ‘drama’

BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde sparked a controversy claiming that the Mahatma Gandhi-led freedom struggle was a “drama” with the consent and support of the British. The BJP leadership has taken a dim..
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Hegde's remarks on freedom movement: Cong says slap sedition case, demands PM's apology

The Congress on Monday accused the BJP of practising politics of violence and polarisation, and called for a sedition case against Karnataka MP Anantkumar Hegde and an apology from Prime Minister..
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BJP notice to Anantkumar Hegde over Gandhi remarks

The BJP on Monday served a show-case notice to its MP Anantkumar Hegde for his critical remarks against Mahatma Gandhi and the freedom movement. Hegde, a former Union minister, reportedly claimed at an..
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BJP top brass unhappy with Anantkumar Hegde, asked to apologise over remarks on Mahatma Gandhi: Sources

The top leadership in BJP is unhappy with Anantkumar Hegde over his controversial remark on Mahatma Gandhi, party sources said on Monday. Hegde has been asked to issue an unconditional apology,..
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BJP's Anantkumar Hegde calls Gandhi's freedom struggle a 'drama'

Former Union minister and BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde is in the news again for the wrong reasons, this time for attacking Mahatma Gandhi and calling the freedom struggle led by him a "drama". He also..
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Shiv Sena seeks reply from finance minister on Ananth Kumar Hegde's claim on central funds


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Treachery with Maharashtra: Sanjay Raut on Ananth Kumar Hegde's claim

After BJP lawmaker Ananth Kumar Hegde claimed that Devendra Fadnavis was made Maharashtra chief minister despite not having a majority to prevent central funds worth Rs 40,000 crore from being misused,..
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Fadnavis made CM to save Centre's Rs 40,000 crore, says BJP MP Anant Kumar Hegde

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Anant Kumar Hegde has claimed that Devendra Fadnavis was made Maharashtra chief minister despite not having a majority to prevent central funds worth Rs 40,000 crore,..
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