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Congress spokesman Tapas Dey, who took part in the demonstration, said: "If Amit Shah does not tender his unconditional and public apology for describing Mahatma Gandhi as a 'clever baniya', our agitation would be intensified across the state."
"Why Prime Minister Narendra Modi is silent on the issue? He must react, otherwise we would believe Modi is supporting his party's president on the remark," Dey told reporters.
Amit Shah, while addressing a gathering in Raipur last week, referred to Mahatma Gandhi as a clever (chatur) "baniya".
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