BJP, RSS not God-ke but God-se lovers: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a dig at BJP leaders making pro-Nathuram Godse comments and said that they were not God-ke lovers but God-se lovers.

Congress party president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a dig at BJP leaders making pro-Nathuram Godse comments and said that they were not God-ke lovers but God-se lovers.

In a tweet, Rahul Gandhi said,”I finally got it. The BJP and the RSS…are not God-ke lovers. They are God-se lovers.”

Over the past few days, controversy has erupted around Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse after Kamal Haasan said that the first terrorist in India was Nathuram Godse.

The incident led to a number of BJP leaders speaking in support of Nathuram Godse.

BJP candidate from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya said that Godse was a “pariot”. In an election rally, she said, “Nathuram Godse was a deshbhakt, is a deshbhakt and will remain a deshbhakt. People calling him a terrorist should instead look within. Such people will be given a befitting reply in these elections.”

Another BJP leader Anantkumar Hegde said that the debate around Nathuram Godse after seven decades would have made him happy.

While, BJP MP Nalin Kumar Kateel compared Nathuram Godse with former PM Rajiv Gandhi.

“Godse killed one, Kasab killed 72, Rajiv Gandhi killed 17,000. You judge who is more cruel in this??” Nalin Kateel had tweeted.

For its own part, the BJP distanced itself from the statements of its leaders.

The party chief Amit Shah said the party does not endorse the comments made.

In a damage control mode after statements of the three leaders stirred up a controversy, BJP chief Amit Shah said statements made by Ananth Kumar Hegde, Pragya Thakur and Nalin Kateel are their personal opinion and BJP has nothing to do with it.

Further, PM Modi in an interview said that he would never forgive Sadhvi Pragya for insulting Mahatma Gandhi.

Source: India Today

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