Anantkumar Hegde, Union Minister of State for Employment and Skill Development has said that people should identify themselves with their religion and caste rather than being secular.
Hegde also said the Constitution too would be changed in accordance with such thinking.
“We are here to change the Constitution,” said Hegde while addressing a function organised by the Brahmana Yuva Parishat and women’s organisation at Kukkanur in Yelburga taluk of Koppal district in Karnataka.
He also described secular people as those who do not have an identity of their parental blood.
“Those claiming to be secular and progressive do not have an identity of their parents and their blood. One will get self-respect through such identity,” he said.
“I will be happy if someone identifies as Muslim, Christian, Brahmin, Lingayat or Hindu. But trouble will arise if they say they are secular.”
Hegde pointed out that the Constitution has undergone changes from time to time. “The Constitution needs to be changed from time to time and we have come for that,” he said.