Italian connection to Mahatma Gandhi's assassination? Subramanian Swamy to reveal after August 15

Subramanian Swamy had claimed that Mahatma Gandhi was killed by Nathuram Godse among others using an imported Italian pistol.

By Ritesh K Srivastava | Last Updated: Jul 28, 2016, 13:05 PM IST
Italian connection to Mahatma Gandhi's assassination? Subramanian Swamy to reveal after August 15

New Delhi: Firebrand BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, who had demanded a thorough discussion in Parliament on Mahatma Gandhi's assassination, had claimed that he was killed by Nathuram Godse with an imported Italian pistol.

The BJP Rajya Sabha MP had made this claim through a tweet on July 26 in which he stated that Mahatma Gandhi was killed by Godse among others using an imported Italian pistol.

Swamy also talked about the Italian influence in connection with the case.

 

 

In another tweet, the noted lawyer-politician announced that he will hold a press conference after August 15 on Mahatma Gandhi's assassination.

Swamy had last week demanded a discussion in Parliament on Mahatma Gandhi's assassination, saying no autopsy was conducted on the body.

Raising the issue in the Rajya Sabha amid protests from the Congress, Swamy said this must be debated as "parliamentarians" were making comments on it and had to be pulled up by the Supreme Court.

Referring to the recently declassified files on the death of Mahatma Gandhi, Swamy said that the files point out that Mahatma Gandhi's body was not subjected to post mortem to establish whether he was shot by Nathuram Godse and how did he succumb to his injuries.

"As a result, there is no clarity on the number of bullets fired. Newspapers said there were four bullets, public prosecutor said it was three and there were three empty chambers in Godse's gun. However Godse told the court that he had fired only two rounds. The archives need to be re-looked to establish the truth," said Swamy.

Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead at a prayer meeting here on 30 January, 1948 by Nathuram Godse, who was hanged along with Narayan Apte for the killing.

Over the decades, the RSS has repeatedly denied claims by Godse's brother that he (Nathuram Godse) was associated with the RSS.