As many as 7 centrally sponsored schemes (CSS) are named after either father of the nation Mahatama Gandhi or former prime ministers - Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, Parliament was informed on Monday.
Activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who was Monday charged with attempting suicide for her fast unto death here in 2006 while demanding repeal of controversial AFSPA, said she is following Mahatma Gandhi`s principle of non-violence.
On his first visit to Gujarat
as BJP president, Nitin Gadkari on Saturday drew parallels between
the Mahatma Gandhi and Narendra Modi, saying both believed
that politics was an instrument to alleviate poverty.
Paying tributes to surviving freedom
fighters in the country, Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma
Gandhi, today said the veteran leaders represented the spirit
of non-violence and peace espoused by the Father of the