Congress slams Anantkumar Hegde for calling freedom movement 'drama', says Mahatma Gandhi doesn't need certificate from 'British chamchas'

  • Congress slammed BJP leader Anantkumar Hegde for reportedly calling Mahatma Gandhi-led freedom movement a 'drama'

  • 'Mahatma Gandhi does not need a certificate from cadre of Britishers 'chamchas and spies',' Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill said

  • Another Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi tweeted, 'Awaiting Narendra Modi to comment on Hegde who is a senior BJP leader'

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday slammed BJP leader Anantkumar Hegde for reportedly calling the Mahatma Gandhi-led freedom movement a "drama", saying the Father of the Nation does not need a certificate from the "cadre of Britishers chamchas and spies".

 Congress slams Anantkumar Hegde for calling freedom movement drama, says Mahatma Gandhi doesnt need certificate from British chamchas

File image of Anantkumar Hegde. ANI

Hegde, a former Union minister, reportedly claimed at an event in Bangalore that the entire freedom movement was staged with the consent and support of the British, and the independence movement led by Gandhi was a "drama".

"Mahatma Gandhi does not need a certificate from cadre of Britishers 'chamchas and spies'," Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill said in a tweet. It is high time the BJP is renamed 'Nathuram Godse Party', he added.

Another Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi tweeted, "Awaiting Narendra Modi who invokes Mahatma Gandhi at the drop of a hat especially when repackaging his ideas and to gain international credibility to comment on Hegde who is a senior BJP leader".

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