The Divided stand of BJP on Gandhi and Godse

Nathuram Godse assassinated Mahatma Gandhi in 1948. The Nation got into a deep shock. It recovered after some time and the anguish decreased and the incident carved forever in the dark pages of the history of Independent India. The ruling party’s leader’s kept the debate alive and even provided the justification for the assassination. Though they cannot ridicule the existence of Mahatma Gandhi from the freedom struggle, they tried their best to relinquish his impact.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hammered his party’s Bhopal Lok Sabha candidate Pragya Thakur for calling Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse a patriot, underlining that this kind of a language could not be tolerated in a civilised society. “She has apologised. That is a different thing. But in my heart, I cannot forgive her,” said PM Modi.

In an interview to TV channel NEWS 24, the prime minister said: “Everything that has been said about Godse and Gandhi is horribly wrong and fit to be hated and criticised. Those who say this should think a 100 times in future”.

Though PM is trying his best to build the image of BJP as Mahatma Gandhi loving party, the leader’s have something else on their minds. The BJP on Friday suspended its Madhya Pradesh spokesperson Anil Saumitra from its primary membership for calling Mahatma Gandhi the “father of the nation of Pakistan”.
In a Facebook post earlier in the day, Anil Saumitra wrote: “Mahatma Gandhi was the father of the nation but of Pakistan. India has had crores of sons like him, some worthy, some unworthy.”

Questioned about the post, Anil Saumitra told reporters, “Nobody known or unknown has the honour of being the father of India. So Mahatma Gandhi could be the father of the nation but of Pakistan. Everyone is proud to be the son of the Indian motherland.”

Both faces of BJP are in front of you now. It’s up to you to decide which face of theirs is true and which is just a mask.

What do you think?

Written by Sugat Srivastava

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