‘Hindutvawadis’ Shot Gandhi: Rahul Pays Tribute to the Father of the Nation


Mahatma Gandhi and his assassin Nathuram Godse

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NEW DLEHI – Paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his 74th death anniversary, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said ‘Hindutvawadis’, who shot him, feel the Father of the Nation is no more but he is alive.

Gandhi was shot dead on this day in 1948 by Nathuram Godse. The Father of the Nation’s death anniversary is observed as Martyrs’ Day.

“A ‘Hindutvawadi’ had shot Gandhi ji. All ‘Hindutvawadis’ feel that Gandhiji is no more. Where there is truth, Bapu is still alive there,” the Congress leader tweeted in Hindi, using the hashtag ‘Forever Gandhi’.

Rahul Gandhi also paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at the Raj Ghat here.

On his Twitter handle, Rahul Gandhi also shared a quote of Mahatma Gandhi: “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible but in the end, they always fall. Think of it always.

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi posting a quote by him on ahimsa (non-violence).

The Congress, on its official Twitter handle, said, “We pay our tribute to the Father of the Nation on his death anniversary. On this day, also observed as Martyrs’ day, we salute all the brave men and women who laid their lives for the country.”

“Our beloved Bapu may not be amongst us today to lead us through these tough times but his ways of fighting fearlessly & relentlessly against tyranny, apathy, injustice & falsehood continue to guide us in our quest for a prosperous & progressive India,” the Congress said.

Several senior Congress leaders paid homage to the Father of the Nation.


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