AAP slams BJP MP Maharaj for statement on Godse

The AAP on Thursday slammed BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj for describing Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse as a "patriot", and demanded stern action against him.

PTI| Updated: Dec 11, 2014, 20:43 PM IST

New Delhi: The AAP on Thursday slammed BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj for describing Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse as a "patriot", and demanded stern action against him.

Condemning the statement, senior party leader and AAP's Delhi convenor Ashutosh said the statement has exposed the "real face" of the BJP.

"Their (the BJP and RSS) mentality has killed Gandhiji. Even, Sardar Patel had told the then RSS chief M S Golwalkar that it was their ideology that killed the father of the nation.

"Narendra Modi keeps on talking about Mahatma Gandhi and had launched Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan on October 2. If he respects Gandhiji so much, then stern action should be taken against Sakshi Maharaj," Ashutosh said.

The party also demanded action against those involved in reconversions in Agra.

"There is nothing wrong in reconversion unless it is done by luring someone with benefits. In this case, it looks like a clear case of luring people with Aadhar card and ration.

"The Centre must not look at it as a state subject and must intervene in the matter," Ashutosh said.