Install Nathuram Godse's statues at different places in India: Hindu Mahasabha to govt

Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha on Friday triggered a fresh controversy by asking the Government to provide space for installing busts of Nathuram Godse.

hidden December 19, 2014 17:03:00 IST
Install Nathuram Godse's statues at different places in India: Hindu Mahasabha to govt

New Delhi: Days after BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj termed Mahatma Gandhi's assassin a "patriot," Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha on Friday triggered a fresh controversy by asking the Government to provide space for installing busts of Nathuram Godse at different locations in the country.

Install Nathuram Godses statues at different places in India Hindu Mahasabha to govt

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Mahasabha national president Chandra Prasad Kaushik has also sought a debate on the entire issue and said that the reasons given in the Court by Godse for killing Gandhi should be made public.

"We are going to demand for a place from the government for installation of the bust. If the government fails to provide us with such a place then we will install it at our places.

"We have Hindu Mahasabha, which has offices in various states. We will install the busts there. We will write a letter to the government," Kaushik told PTI.

He claimed the opinion that Godse was a murderer, was not of the entire nation.

"The country should debate this and there should be a survey done on this. If a selected few in the country say that Gandhi was great and Godse was a murderer, we do not accept this. The country's citizens have not said this.

"This was said by those who were sitting in the government. The judge who sentenced Godse wrote a book later in his life in which he stated that if people were made jury during that period, then Godse would have been released," Kaushik claimed.

He further demanded that "the reasons for killing Gandhi given by Godse in Court should be made public."

Godse killed Mahatma Gandhi, apostle of non-violence, by shooting in his chest three times at point-blank range on 30 January, 1948 in New Delhi.

BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj had said, "Godse was an aggrieved person. He may have done something by mistake but was not an anti-national. He was a patriot."

However, after his remark triggered a row, the Unnao MP retracted saying, "I do not consider him a rashtra bhakta (patriot). I might have said something by mistake."

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