New Delhi: Members of Hindu Mahasabha, an extremist Hindu nationalist organisation, celebrated the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin, Nathuram Godse, in Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior on Wednesday (on 19 May).
“Hindu Mahasabha, today, took oath that it will fight till country is declared a Hindu Rashtra,” its national vice president Dr Jaiveer Singh Bharadwaj said.
He claimed that 5,356 people across the country celebrated Godse’s birth anniversary.
He said all members of Mahasabha will light lamps to remember Godse on Wednesday evening.
In January this year, the Mahasabha had opened a Godse Gyan Shala (Godse Library) in Gwalior. They have been holding programmes on birth and death anniversary of Godse. Two years back, Mahasabha had announced that they will build temple of Godse in Gwalior.
Meanwhile, the opposition Congress condemned the celebration of Godse’s birth anniversary.
Former CM Kamal Nath tweeted, “At a time when all public functions and gatherings are banned during the lock-down, the celebration of Nathuram Godse’s birth anniversary in Gwalior is not only unfortunate, but also exposes the real mindset of Shivraj Singh Chouhan government and its failure to stop such events from happening.”