Row while BJP MP says the Bapu-led freedom movement is a drama

NEW DELHI: BJP MP sparked a controversy claiming that the Mahatma Gandhi led freedom struggle was a “drama” with the consent and support of the British. The BJP leadership has taken a dim view of Hegde’s comments and served him a showcause notice seeking an explanation. He may also be asked to apologize.

A Union minister from BJP said the party brass, including PM Narendra Modi He was unhappy and upset with Anantkumar Hegde for his coup in Gandhi, whose birth and death anniversaries have often been occasions for the saffron party to initiate public campaigns on a variety of topics.

The next course of action will be decided after receiving Hegde's response, the minister said. “The party conveyed his disgust and asked him to take corrective action. Any insult to Mahatma Gandhi It is unacceptable, he added. Hegde has not been oblivious to the controversies. As prime minister during Modi's first term, he was not included in his new team because of what the sources described as the prime minister's unhappiness over his hardline statements.

The BJP MP claimed at an event in Bengaluru that the freedom movement was staged with the consent and support of the British, and the independence movement led by Gandhi was a “drama”. He also wondered why the Father of the Nation was called ‘Mahatma’ (great soul).