Congress leader and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Mon expressed regret for his acknowledged remarks that Kodavas eat beef, that he’s facing flak, voice communication he incorporates a ton of respect for Kodava individuals and their culture.
Several Kodava organizations command protests before of the Kodagu district Deputy Commissioner’s workplace nowadays in protest against Siddaramaiah’s remarks. “I had not aforementioned like that. I had the aforementioned food habits vary from individuals to individuals and that they eat what they like. I actually have already tweeted and processed that I failed to say like that. I actually have tons of respect for Kodava individuals and their culture, and if my statements have in any means hurt them, I categorical my regret,” Siddaramaiah told reporters here.
Alleging BJP’s role behind protests against him, the Leader of Opposition within the state assembly aforementioned “BJP individuals don’t have the other work, they appear for emotional problems.” in line with reports, a number of the protesters suspect Siddaramaiah of getting hurt the sentiments of the Kodava community and demanded that he apologize overtly.
Some have even vulnerable to file a grievance against him for the pain the feelings of the community.
Earlier on Sat, Siddaramaiah through a series of tweets tried to clarify his stand on the problem. “My statement regarding beef and Kodava culture has been misinterpreted by the media. I regret if that has hurt the feelings of Kodavas. I’m responsive to Kodava culture and that I greatly respect it.”
“We have varied food traditions and habits. Be it goat or sheep or chicken or pork or beef. I meant that it’s wrong to link faith and food habits. I ne’er meant to mention that Kodavas eat beef. I actually have nice respect for his or her culture,” he added.