Top Cong leader upset over Gandhi auction
New Delhi: A senior Congress leader has written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressing his displeasure over the government’s silence over the auction of Mahatma Gandhi’s belongings in London.
Sources told Zee News, Wednesday, that senior Congress leader has termed the auction as shameful and questioned the government for not taking any action to prevent the auction, held in London on April 17.
Earlier, Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad had termed the auction of belongings of Mahatma Gandhi as unfortunate.
"So far as Gandhiji is concerned, I have already said I am not in favour of what has happened in England," he said, adding, "It is unfortunate. We do not want Gandhiji's items to be sold. They are precious."
The auction saw many other Gandhi's memorabilia going under the hammer including his iconic round-rimmed glasses.
A pinch of soil and blood-stained blades of grass from the place where Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in 1948 were sold for 10,000 pounds.