Eshwarappa defends statement on saffronisation of schools

Karnataka BJP President K S Eshwarappa today defended his statement on "saffronisation of schools," saying he would not mind facing action to "preserve Indian religion and culture."

"I wouldn't mind facing any kind of action for advising Education Minister Visveshvara Hegde Kageri to saffronise schools. I am ready to face any consequences for preserving Indian culture and religion," he told reporters here.

Eshwarappa maintained it was not a crime to speak about saffronising schools.

On June 17, he had stated at a programme here that he would advise the Education Minister to continue saffronisation in Karnataka's 70,000 schools and that saffronisation was not "Hindutva" and should be viewed in the larger perspective. On the growing dissidence in the party,Eshwarappa said the central leadership would take a decision on the matter.

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