VHP leader backs Sushma Swaraj's proposal to make Gita national book

A senior leader of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Tuesday supported Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's proposal that Bhagvad Gita be granted the status of 'national scripture'.

hidden December 09, 2014 21:18:44 IST
VHP leader backs Sushma Swaraj's proposal to make Gita national book

Mumbai: A senior leader of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Tuesday supported Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's proposal that Bhagvad Gita be granted the status of 'national scripture'.

"Bhagvad Gita is the greatest scripture in the world. We support Sushmaji over her statement," VHP functionary Venkatesh Abdeo said here.

VHP leader backs Sushma Swarajs proposal to make Gita national book

Sushma Swaraj. AFP

Several political parties have criticised Swaraj, saying that her view is against the secular mores of the Indian constitution.

Speaking at a function in Delhi on Sunday, Swaraj had said the Union Government should declare the Gita as 'Rashtriya Granth'.

PTI

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