Venkaiah Naidu questions Gandhi family's right to use surname

Patna: The BJP today described Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice-President Rahul as 'fake Gandhis' and questioned their rights to use the surname though the family has no relation with Mahatma Gandhi.

"The Gandhi family has no right to use the Gandhi surname... They (Sonia and Rahul) are fake Gandhis," former BJP president M Venkaiah Naidu said here.

This (Gandhi) family has had nothing to do with Mahatma Gandhi, Naidu said alleging them of adopting the surname only to inherit the legacy of the architect of the freedom movement.

Incidentally, by questioning the Gandhi family's right to use the Father of the Nation's surname, Naidu has inadvertently brought under scanner rights of his party colleagues like Maneka Gandhi and Varun Gandhi to use it.

PTI
First Published: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 20:57
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