New Delhi: When the nation is observing January 30 as the 68th death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Hindu Mahasabha decided to 'celebrate' the day with pomp and show.
The workers of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha distributed sweets and danced on Bollywood songs outside its office at Meerut.
According to The Hindu report, septuagenarian Pandit Sharma, who is national vice president of Hindu Mahasabha, said that for Hindutva activists the day of Gandhi's death is like a "festival".
He also hailed Nathuram Godse as a 'hero' and 'martyr' who saved India from Gandhi and from his proposal of partition.
"We celebrate the fact that this country's hero Nathuram Godse eliminated Gandhi on this very day in 1948. Every year we distribute sweets, hire professional bands and invite people to dance to express our happiness at Gandhi's killing," The Hindu quoted Sharma as saying.
"We do not believe in the idea of a secular Constitution. When India officially declares itself a Hindu Rashtra, Godse will be declared its hero and Gandhi's assassination would be declared a national festival," Sharma further added.