Auction: Gandhian upset over no response from PM
Kanpur: Noted Gandhian writer and Padmashree
awardee Giriraj Kishore, who had written to Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh seeking a stop to auction of soil and other
stuff stained with Mahatma Gandhi`s blood in United Kingdom,
has expressed anguish over not getting any response from him.
The upset Gandhian, who had written to the PM on April
10, has now approached the President, seeking her intervention
into the issue.
In his letter to President Pratibha Patil, Kishore has
threatened to return his Padmashree if steps were not
initiated immediately in this regard.
"I was forced to approach the President after not getting
any reply from the PM in the past 10 days. I have requested
her to take my Padmashree award back if the government fails
to stop auction of things related to Gandhiji," Kishore said.
He also vowed to start a `satyagraha` to press for his
The Gandhian was conferred with Padma Shree in 2007 for
his notable work in the field of literature and education. He
had chronicled Gandhiji`s struggles in South Africa in his
book `Pahla Girmitiya (The First Indentured Labour)`.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Jamaat-e-Islami chief announces Rs 100 cr reward for PM Modi's arrest
- DNA: Captain Saurabh Kalia's torture at the hands of Pakistani Army
- DNA: Govt tests Maggi noodle samples from all states
- Zee Media exclusive interview with victim of Uber molestation
- Jamaat-e-Islami chief announces Rs 1 billion reward for PM Modi's arrest
- Was asked to call Sunanda Pushkar’s death `natural`: AIIMS doctor
- Maggi row: Delhi registers case against Nestle, Kerala withdraws stock from govt stores
- From being the ‘Dabangg’ girl to ‘Akira’ - Sonakshi Sinha’s journey so far
- China ship carrying 458 on board sinks in Yangtze River: Five dead, hundreds missing