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BJP using Gandhi ji for political benefit: Congress

ANI  |  Wardha (Maharashtra) [India] 

The party on Tuesday accused the Bharatiya Party of misusing for political benefit.

Randeep Surjewala, the spokesperson of the Party, said that government thrives on the ideology of hatred and communalism.

"The never respected Gandhi ji, today they are misusing him for political benefit. The believes in spreading hatred and fear in the society," he said while addressing a press conference in Wardha.

Senior leaders of the party also reiterated a similar sentiment and accused the BJP of using Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, for electoral gain.

"This is nothing new, we always respected Gandhi, and believed him as one of our own since Independence, for BJP, this is an opportunity. The central government has turned deaf; they don't want to listen to the farmers, how can they respect Gandhi?" said when asked about the BJP's allegations that politicises Gandhi Jayanti.

The Party's top leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad, said, "The only party politicising is the BJP. has been the of the Congress but the BJP never believed in him. The BJP was with British, they have nothing to do with "

is celebrating the 149th birth paid floral tributes at Rajghat early on Tuesday. On the same day, thousands of protesting farmers were stopped from entering the capital at the UP-border. The police used water canons and tear to disperse the farmers, drawing flak from the Opposition.

"The honest tribute to Mahatma Gandhi would be to ensure justice for farmer," said senior Congress

Former Haryana BS Hooda said, "Today farmers are feeling harassed, they are debt-ridden. They have taken to the streets because they are agitated."

Commenting on the farmer-agitation, of the party, said, "If the had thought about the farmers, then this situation would not have occurred. He only talks about farmers in his speeches, but today their plight has worsened so much that it is unfortunate for the country.

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First Published: Tue, October 02 2018. 17:40 IST