Congress Fumes Over Amit Shah’s Remarks On Mahatma

While the Congress alleged that Shah belittled Mahatma by calling him a ‘chatur baniya,’ and demanded an apology from him, Shah refuted that Congress has a lot to answer on Mahatma’s principles.

New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah’s remarks on Friday evening regarding Mahatma Gandhi are creating a storm with Congress demanding an apology from him.

The BJP president had said that Mahatma Gandhi was a ‘chatur baniya,’ who knew that Congress was a tool to fight for freedom and suggested that party be dissolved after Independence.

The Congress attacked Amit Shah for using such a phrase for Mahatma Gandhi.

Reacting to Shah’s comments, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that he not only insulted and freedom fighters but also Mahatma Gandhi and demanded an apology from Shah for belittling the Father of the Nation.

“He should apologise for slinging mud on the Father of the Nation and shaming freedom struggle,” Surjewala demanded.

Stepping up his attack Surjewala said that BJP’s black Englishmen after independence are doing what British did earlier. The statement is a reflection of what is going on in Shah’s head. “It is scary that this party is leading the nation,” he said.

Meanwhile, responding to Surjewala’s demand for an apology, Amit Shah defended his remarks and said, “Everyone in the meeting knows with what intent I called Mahatma Gandhi a baniya. Surjewala has a lot to answer on Mahatma’s principles.”

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