Hindu Mahasabha Leader Shoots Mahatma Gandhi’s Effigy, Garlands Nathuram Godse

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| January 30 , 2019 , 18:07 IST

On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 71st death anniversary, while the nation hails Gandhi for his contribution to India’s freedom struggle, Hindu Mahasabha celebrated Gandhi’s assassination by shooting effigy and garlanding the statue of Nathuram Godse.

On one hand Hindu Mahasabha’s national secretary Puja Shakun Pandey shot Mahatma Gandhi’s effigy using an artificial gun in Aligarh. After this, Pandey garlanded the statue of Nathuram Godse and even distributed sweets among her supporters.

On the other the first ever bust of Nathuram Godse – Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin– was installed and unveiled by the members of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha at their Sharda road office in Meerut.

Pandit Ashok Sharma, national vice president of the outfit in Meerut, said, “In 2014 when we had tried to install the bust of Godse after a foundation stone laying ceremony. It was opposed by police and right-wing outfits due to which the spot was sealed and the matter was taken to court. This time, we exercised extreme caution and unveiled the statue on Gandhi Jayanti – as there can be a no better day. Our step signifies that it is time all Indians stop following Gandhi’s footsteps and start worshipping Godse."

Meanwhile, across the country, several politicians and leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind paid their tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his 71st death anniversary.

78-year-old Gandhi was shot dead by Nathuram Godse, a right-wing advocate of Hindu nationalism on 30 January 1948 in New Delhi. Godse was found guilty of the assassination and executed the following year.