BENGALURU: Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai, on Sunday, stated he has taken significant notice of Adichunchanagiri Mutt seer Nirmalananda Nath Swamiji’s letter concerning the row about Rashtrakavi Kuvempu, and that he hopes to resolve it shortly.
Bommai told reporters on Sunday: “It has appear to my understanding that the pontiff has written a letter pertaining to the row around Kuvempu. I will focus on the challenge with instruction minister BC Nagesh.” On Saturday, Nirmalananda Nath Swami wrote to the CM demanding motion versus culprits who experienced “distorted” ‘Jai Bharatha Jananiya Tanujathe’, the point out anthem penned by Kuvempu.
The controversy pertains to a video clip which Rohith Chakrathirtha, a rightwinger and head of the state’s textbook revision committee, had posted on his social media account yrs back, allegedly defaming the song.
The video clip was broadly circulated, especially in the wake of the controversy more than the revision of textbooks. Chakrathirtha has been accused of overseeing “saffronisation” of faculty textbooks and distorting record. In his letter, the seer stated defamation of the state anthem is as substantially a crime
as defamation of the countrywide anthem. He urged the main minister to initiate motion below the cybercrime legal guidelines and arrest the responsible

By Zigong