Karnataka People Can't Even Sing the National Anthem, Says Sena's Goa Chief
Shivprasad Joshi, the president of Shiv Sena’s Goa unit, has said that many people in neighbouring Karnataka cannot sing the national anthem — remarks that could trigger a political controversy.
hivprasad Joshi, the president of Shiv Sena’s Goa unit, has said that many people in neighbouring Karnataka cannot sing the national anthem. (Representative image)
Panaji: Shivprasad Joshi, the president of Shiv Sena’s Goa unit, has said that many people in neighbouring Karnataka cannot sing the national anthem — remarks that could trigger a political controversy.
"People in Goa are patriots. I know many students who can sing complete 'Vande Mataram' unlike Karnataka where many people do not even know how to sing the national anthem and they also do not know our national fathers," Joshi told reporters.
Goa and Karnataka are locking horns over the sharing of Mahadayi or Mandovi river water, PTI reported.
Praising Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik, whose entry is banned in Goa, he said Muthalik has done a commendable job in Karnataka and he is a “protector” of women.
"When Sri Ram Sene workers went to the Mangalore pub (in 2009) to make our sisters understand that it is not fair to indulge in pub culture, parents of a girl who was alleged to have been assaulted by the Sene workers, thanked Muthalik. The parents said Muthalik was doing the right job of protecting women," the Sena leader said.
He said though the Sena did not demand a ban on "pub culture", it is against the "late night affairs outside these places".
"You visit a pub in the night at 12 and you find girls and boys sitting outside and drinking. Is this fair? We don't mind what tourists do here, but when it comes to local boys and girls, it is our duty to educate them," Joshi said.
Responding to a question on the ban imposed on Muthalik's entry, he said the Sena would support the Sri Ram Sene if they want to do good work for Goa.
"Even any Muslim organisation wants to come to Goa and do some good work, we will back them," he said.
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