October 21, 2021

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Varun Gandhi slams glorifying Godse, gets support from Cong’s Hardik Patel

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Varun Gandhi slams glorifying Godse, gets support from Cong’s Hardik Patel
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Varun Gandhi slams glorifying Godse, gets support from Cong’s Hardik Patel
Varun Gandhi slams glorifying Godse, gets support from Cong’s Hardik Patel

NEW DELHI: BJP MP Varun Gandhi was the only one from the saffron camp to have lashed out at those who glorified Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse, on the birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation on Saturday, saying they are “irresponsibly shaming the country and should be named and shamed publicly.”
“India has always been a spiritual superpower, but it is the Mahatma who articulated our nation’s spiritual underpinnings through his being and gave us a moral authority that remains our greatest strength even today. Those tweeting ‘Godse zindabad’ are irresponsibly shaming the nation,” the Pilibhit MP said.
“We must not forget the respect that India has internationally is because of Mahatma Gandhi and the ideals that he represented. The people who are tweeting ‘Godse Zindabad’ should be named and shamed publicly. The lunatic fringe must not be allowed to enter the mainstream,” he said.
While there was no comment about Varun Gandhi’s tweet criticising the “Godse Zindabad” campaign, the Congress party hit out at those glorifying the Mahatma’s assassin and alleged that this was happening with the “patronage” of the ruling BJP.
Interestingly, Congress leader from Gujarat Hardik Patel thanked Varun Gandhi for taking a “morally right and nationalistic stand” and urged Twitter India as well as home minister Amit Shah to take strict action against all those posting in favour of the “killers of Gandhi.”
“Any such heinous trends must immediately be banned, accounts blocked and FIR be filed against those tweeting in favour of Godse,” Patel said.
Varun Gandhi’s comments and the Congress reaction came amid “Nathuram Godse Zindabad” (long live Nathuram Godse) being among the top Twitter trends on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera said, “Those forces are now in power and are trying to kill all that Gandhi struggled, lived and died for… Masks have always played the most important role in the dubious history of the RSS — they conceal the real face of the Sangh.” He added, “while paying lip service to Bapu, the supporters are encouraged to legitimise Godse.
Another Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate said, “On Gandhi Jayanti, Godse is being hailed in India, this is the result of the seeds of hatred that the government and its representatives are sowing.”
In a tweet, the Congress, on its official Twitter handle, said, “If Bapu were alive today he would not recognise the India he gave his life for.” It also used a hashtag in Hindi which stated ‘Gandhi is not only the past but also the future’.

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