Haryana Minister Anil Vij had made a controversial statement saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a much bigger brand that Mahatma Gandhi.
Amazon has once again degraded an important Indian symbol – that of the Father of the Nation – by placing it on the ground, below the feet, dishonoring it.
Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said that such ‘objectionable’ and ‘nonsensical’ statements can only be expected from BJP leaders and ministers.
Anil Vij, who is in-charge of health, sports and youth affairs in the BJP government, had earlier said that the rupee has devalued from the time Gandhi’s photo started appearing on currency notes.
KVIC chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena however said the move was not ‘unusual’ and that deviations have happened in the past.
For years, Raghu Nayak, the man who “fought” Gandhi’s assassin, was largely forgotten. Until last month, when the Odisha government handed over Rs 5 lakh to his widow.
Chennithala said that Congress unit in Tripura took up this issue and the party workers hit the street to protest this.
At the Aga Khan Palace in Pune, a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, his legacy looks to fade away in decay and neglect.
The only book where Raghu’s bravery finds a mention is ‘Mahatma Gandhi — The Last Phase’, a biography of the Father of the Nation written by his private secretary Pyarelal.
Describing Gandhi as arguably the greatest Hindu of modern times, the author is more interested in the fuller ramifications of his death than the mere details and circumstances of the January 30, 1948 murder.
“Since this is the first visit to Ahmedabad, I am sure much will materialise in the coming visits,” Habib added.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar must not “take away a traditional profession” in his zeal to ban liquor, he said.
The professor allegedly told a crowd of students that India forcibly annexed autonomous regions such as Manipur and Nagaland and that 30-40 per cent of India is under military rule.
Godse said he would sue the authors in the Bombay courts for “falsely” quoting him that he gave the “slanderous” information of Veer Savarkar having homosexual relations with Nathuram Godse.
A significant part of the freedom struggle, Mani Bhavan was the headquarters of the Indian National Congress from 1917 to 1934 and the place from where the first phase of Gandhi’s call for non-violence was launched.