Senior Madhya Pradesh Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia criticised attempts aimed at “glorifying” Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse by certain sections including the Hindu Mahasabha on Wednesday. He demanded strict action in such cases.
The Mahasabha on November 15 had performed “aarti” of Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte, a co-conspirator who was hanged in the Mahatma Gandhi assassination case, at their office in Gwalior.
“Glorifying the person who had killed Mahatma Gandhi is condemnable and a strict action should be taken in such cases. The entire world is paying homage to Gandhiji. It is wrong to glorify his killer,” Scindia said. An FIR was registered by the local police on November 16 against Mahasabha activists for allegedly distributing pamphlets describing Mahatma Gandhi in an objectionable manner in Daulatganj area.
The Mahasabha had earlier demanded that the statements recorded by Godse during the Mahatma Gandhi assassination trial be included in school curriculum in Madhya Pradesh.
The trend of glorifying country’s first terrorist Nathuram Godse is nothing new as BJP MP from Bhopal and Malegaon blast accused also praised him during her Lok Sabha election campaigns and called him “patriot.”