BJP notice to Anantkumar Hegde about Gandhi's comments

NEW DELHI: The BJP on Monday he sent a case notice to his MP for his critical comments against Mahatma Gandhi and the freedom movement.

Hegde, a former Union minister, reportedly said at an event in Bangalore that the entire freedom movement was organized with the consent and support of the British, and that the independence movement led by Gandhi was a drama.

He also wondered why the Father of the Nation was called 'Mahatma' (a great soul).

Hegde's remarks irked the party leadership, with BJP sources saying he may be forced to apologize.

The party has conveyed its displeasure to him and asked him to take remedial measure. Any insult to Mahatma Gandhi is unacceptable, a senior BJP leader said.

Meanwhile, the hit out at the BJP over Hegde's swipe at the Gandhi-led freedom movement, saying a sedition case should be slapped against the former Union minister and Prime Minister Narendra Modi must apologize for it.