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Congress benefited from Gandhi's assassination, RSS suffered: Uma Bharti

Gandhi had announced that Congress will be disbanded and a new political wing will be formed, said Uma Bharti

IANS  |  Banaskantha (Gujarat) 

Congress benefited from Gandhi's assassination; RSS suffered: Uma Bharti

Union Minister on Thursday said the "benefited" the most from the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi while the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) suffered the most.

"Today I ask the people of the country and the media. Who benefited most from the assassination of Gandhiji?" said in Banaskantha.

"We went to jail. We were banned. And we are still suffering for that till today. The country suffered a lot and the Sangh and suffered a lot," she said.

She added that the benefited most due to Mahatma Gandhi's killing.

"Due to the assassination, the benefited most as he had announced that will be disbanded and a new political wing will be formed (after independence)."

The Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister's remarks came a few days after the Supreme Court appointed senior lawyer Amrender Sharan as amicus curiae to examine whether there is scope for re-investigating the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948.

Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead on January 30, 1948, in New Delhi by Nathuram Godse.

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First Published: Thu, October 12 2017. 16:06 IST