In an exclusive interview with News Nation, Ram Shankar Katheria, MoS Human Resource Development, denied making any controversial remarks during a condolence ceremony of a VHP worker in Agra.
Katheria, who represents the Agra Lok Sabha constituency, said that his statement has been perceived wrongly. “People from every religion were present in that ceremony, I didn’t make the remarks in the way newspapers have presented it” Katheria said while talking to News Nation.
However, he said that the anguish over the murder was ‘obvious’. “The slain man was a Gau Bhakta and he was returning after offering prayers. The way this Dalit man was murdered in broad daylight, the anger after his death was obvious” Katheria added.
Before this, Union Minister Ram Shankar Katheria was on Tuesday slammed by opposition parties for his alleged hate speech. Police lodged an FIR against three people for allegedly making inflammatory comments but Katheria has not been named.