Union Minister Uma Bharti on Thursday said that if anyone gained the maximum from the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, it is the Congress party. According to news agency ANI, she said,“Gandhi ji ki hatya ka fayda sirf Congress ko hua kyunki Gandhi ji Congress ko disperse karne wale they” (Mahatma Gandhi had plans to disperse the Congress hence, the maximum gain of his assassination has been reaped out by the Congress)
She further said, the murder of Mahatma Gandhi needs reconsideration. "Godse may have killed Gandhi, but who instigated him?," the Union Minister questioned. Mahatma Gandhi was murdered on January 30, 1948, in Delhi by Nathuram Vinayak Godse, who was a member of Hindu Mahasabha.
The Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister’s comments come a few days after the Supreme Court on October 6 appointed senior advocate and former additional solicitor general Amrendra Sharan as amicus curiae on a plea seeking re-probe of Gandhi's murder. The plea is filed by Mumbai-based Dr. Pankaj Phadnis, a researcher and a trustee of Abhinav Bharat.
She was in the state of Gujarat to participate in Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Gaurav Yatra and added that the people of Gujarat have given the BJP and the nation feel a sense of pride. She also claimed that the BJP will win 160-165 seats in the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections, reports ANI.
(With inputs from ANI)