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Congress compares Amit Shah to Pak leaders who used to criticise Gandhi

Ashok Chavan said Shah has insulted entire country by his remarks

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

BJP National President Amit Shah (Photo: Dalip Kumar)
BJP National President Amit Shah (Photo: Dalip Kumar)

Condemning for dubbing a 'chatur baniya', the unit president today equated the chief to the Pakistani leaders who used to criticise the Father of Nation.

Demanding an unconditional apology from Shah, Chavan said he has insulted all freedom fighters who have sacrificed themselves for the cause of the country.


Addressing a gathering in Raipur yesterday, Shah said Gandhi was a "chatur baniya", a reference to his mercantile caste, who had rightly advised dissolution of the after Independence. He had also termed the a sort of "special purpose vehicle" to secure freedom and as the party lacking any ideology or principles.

"has spoken the language of Pakistani leaders who used to constantly criticise By using such language for the Mahatma, he has insulted all freedom fighters who have given their lives for the cause of freedom," Chavan told reporters here.

Seeking an unconditional apology, the leader said Shah has insulted entire country by his remarks.

"Pakistani leaders used to criticise the way Shah has done. Today, the is speaking Pakistan's language. By speaking about the caste of Mahatma, the has laid bare its true face of caste politics," he said.

Accusing the of spreading hatred among people, the former chief minister said the has failed to understand the idea of vibrant India.

First Published: Sat, June 10 2017. 19:42 IST
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