Mahatma Gandhi’s granddaughter ‘deeply hurt’ by Amit Shah’s remark

The BJP chief had dubbed Mahatma Gandhi as a "bahut chatur baniya", a reference to his mercantile caste, sparking a political row with the Congress and other opposition parties demanding an apology from him

By: PTI | Hyderabad | Published: June 12, 2017 8:15 pm
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Mahatma Gandhi’s granddaughter Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee today said she was “deeply hurt” by BJP chief Amit Shah’s “chatur baniya” remark.

Shah had dubbed Mahatma Gandhi as a “bahut chatur baniya”, a reference to his mercantile caste, sparking a political row with the Congress and other opposition parties demanding an apology from him for insulting the Father of the Nation.

“Recently, a senior politician has referred to Mahatma Gandhi as a ‘chatur baniya’. As the biological granddaughter of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, my natural reaction is of deep hurt,” Tara said in a statement.

“Mahatma Gandhi is the father of the nation. The senior politician should have had the wisdom to refer to Mahatma Gandhi as the greatest visionary of our time,” she said.

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