Opposition uproar in Lok Sabha over Hedge's comments about Mahatma Gandhi
NEW DELHI: The controversial made by BJP Deputy Anant Kumar Hegde on Mahatma Gandhi shook Lok sabha on Tuesday, with members of Congress shouting slogans and leaving the House after accusing the ruling party of doing Godse politics.
Immediately after the House met at noon after the proceedings were postponed scandal by members of the opposition by the comments of Hegde, leader of the Congress Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said the BJP leader has insulted Mahatma Gandhi, who is respected by people across the globe.
Chowdhury then made a remark against Hegde, which Lok sabha Speaker Om Birla said would not go on record.
Opposition members, including congressional parliamentarians, jumped into the pit showing banners and shouting slogans.
Despite the requests of the speaker, the members of the opposition did not stop sloganeering and then the members of Congress left the Chamber.
Chowdhury also said they were waiting for a response from Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi about the controversial comments, but that they are helping people who hate Mahatma Gandhi.
I have no expectations of the people who are doing Godse politics, he said.
Recently, at an event in Bangalore, he said that freedom fighters, who did not sacrifice anything, made the country believe that it achieved independence through 'Upavas Satyagrah', Gandhi's preferred mode of agitation, and became Mahapurush (great person).
The former deputy had said: There were two types of freedom fighters, one who believed in Shastra (weapons) and another in Shaastra (intellectual motivators).
Earlier Lok sabha proceedings were adjourned till noon following scandal by opposition members on Hegde's comments.
Most members of Congress, DMK and NCP tried to raise the issue of Hegde's comments, but the President did not allow them.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Joshi said members of the BJP are real bhakts and followers of Gandhi while the Congress is a follower of nakli (fake) Gandhi like Rahul and Sonia Gandhi