Delhi Youth Congress protests against AAP leader Ashutosh over controversial remark about Mahatma Gandhi

Ashutosh supported expelled AAP MLA Sandeep Kumar, who has been arrested on rape charge, drawing parallels with Gandhi and Nehru, among others.

PTI September 06, 2016 21:34:17 IST
Delhi Youth Congress protests against AAP leader Ashutosh over controversial remark about Mahatma Gandhi

New Delhi: Delhi Youth Congress activists on Tuesday staged a demonstration outside Aam Aadmi Party office here to protest against AAP leader Ashutosh's controversial remarks against Mahatma Gandhi and other leaders of the nation.

Delhi Youth Congress protests against AAP leader Ashutosh over controversial remark about Mahatma Gandhi

AAP leader Ashutosh.

The protest is against the "senseless and illegitimate remarks" made by Ashutosh with regard to the father of the nation, former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, socialist stalwart Ram Manohar Lohia, among others, said Delhi Youth Congress president Amit Malik.

"Ashutosh cannot repent his grave mistake by over-reacting and seeking cover under the garb of freedom of expression, rather he should pay a visit to Rajghat and seek forgiveness from that great person who sacrificed his life for this country," Malik said.

Scores of Youth Congress protesters raised slogans against AAP and its spokesperson Ashutosh as they marched on Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg from Congress office to AAP office on the same road.

The protesters distributed autobiographies of Mahatma Gandhi and Nehru at AAP office as a symbolic protest against Ashutosh's remarks in a controversial blog in which he supported expelled party MLA Sandeep Kumar, who has been arrested on rape charge, drawing parallels with Gandhi and Nehru, among others.

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