Former BJP MLA Goolihatti Shekar reiterates he faced insult for being Dalit in Nagpur

Bengaluru, Dec 9 (IANS): Former BJP MLA Goolihatti Shekar has reiterated that he faced an insult for being a Dalit when he visited Hedgewar’s memorial in Nagpur.

An audio of Sheakar challenging BJP leaders and Sangh Parivar in this regard has gone viral on Saturday.

Former MLA from Hosadurga constituency can be heard saying, “I am being asked to release the video regarding my visit to Hedgewar’s Memorial. If I had given a false statement, henceforth I would clean your houses.”

“You will have the CCTV footage. If what I have said turns out to be a lie, I will become the gatekeeper in your houses. If I had spoken about it earlier, you (BJP and Sangh Parivar) would have lost many more seats in assembly elections,” he stated.

Commenting on former BJP MLA P. Rajeev’s charge that he is a drunkard, Goolihatti Shekar has stated that the money collected from liquor is a major source of revenue for the government and his pension is paid with that money.

Goolihatti Shekar had stated that he experienced the insult when he went to the Hedgewar Museum in Nagpur when he had gone for a trip before the elections. “I went to Hedgewar’s Museum thinking that it is our RSS office.

While entering the museum, before entering while giving names, one of the persons spoke to the person who accompanied me. I stayed out after that. That pain is still fresh in my mind, and that’s why I have released the audio,” he explained.

“People asked me if I released the audio because BJP refused to provide a ticket to contest. I am still pained by the incident. I had won on a BJP ticket earlier. Politics in these matters is not tenable. I have explained my pain. I am not in the BJP party now, and I can’t question them. That pain haunts me always,” he maintained.

The Karnataka unit of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) issued a clarification over the controversy that former Dalit BJP leader from the state Goolihatti Shekar was denied entry to RSS headquarters.

According to a statement, there is no system in place to register the names of visitors to the Nagpur Sangh’s office.

The statement dismisses the allegation as 'baseless' and 'inconsequential'.

The statement read, “Former MLA from Hosadurga, Goolihatti Shekar, alleged in an audio recording that he was denied entry to Dr. Hedgewar’s Memorial Building in Nagpur due to caste reasons. However, there is no system for recording the names of visitors at all. Free entry is allowed to the RSS office and similar memorials.”



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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sat, Dec 09 2023

    BJP is full of Upper Casts ...

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  • Thyampanna, Dubai/Kudla

    Sat, Dec 09 2023

    Fake guy....This is same person who tore his shirt and shouted in the parliament sometime in the past for petty reasons....

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  • myna, mysuru

    Sat, Dec 09 2023

    Goolihatti Shekar dreamt of a golden howdah to be given to him in the BJP. To please his bosses he resorted to blame the Christian community of indulging in conversion. The officer who inquired found his allegations baseless and submitted a factual report for which he was punished with a transfer without posting. Shekar finally wasn't given a ticket for all his tantrums. Now he's claims he's honoured with insults. Has he learnt anything from this.

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  • Alwyn, Kudla

    Sat, Dec 09 2023

    His karma came back to him.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sat, Dec 09 2023

    boda sheera? baari lagondu itter daliter you came to know the reality..the chaddi party will never allow you to gain any power in the are only there to get votes during election...bokka kaali chombu....

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sat, Dec 09 2023

    Payasada chombaa? Kakkassuda chombaaa Kuju bro ?

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sun, Dec 10 2023

    pulle kaande aanda kakkusuda chombu....madhyana onaseda porthu aanda avve chombudu payasa....kudlada onji hotel da bele dakulu anchene malpondu itter...onji dina orye thooye...bokka poora prachaara aand...the supplier of that hotel used to carry the same chombu in which they used to serve drinking water to customers..he used to go for open defecation at the very spot where Infosys was there at Kottara...someone saw and big mayhem was created...then they bought one more chombu for customers...i dont want to name the hotel as well as the supplier....but this is really true...happened in 80s

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, Dec 10 2023

    Oh my goodness 😳 .....i believe you Kuju bhaiyya...and it must have happened for sure. Recently, i had gone to one small busy restaurant. Waiter had spoons in his one hand ....another left hand he was serving the food...three fell down on the ground exactly in the middle of path where people walk inside. After five minutes, he picked those and put back them in the tray from which spoons are supplied to the customers...Very dirty guy, keeps on scratching in between the legs, behind and serve food/water....Owner busy watching videos....Believe me or not, the coffee which i had, came home and vomitted followed by stomach upset just looking at him....psychologically it affected me.....

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