Subramanian Swamy breaks silence, asks why no autopsy on Mahatma Gandhi’s body
BJP MP Subramanian Swamy has broken his silence . The outspoken Rajya Sabha member on Tuesday raised Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination issue in the Upper House during Zero Hour, saying no autopsy was conducted on the body.
Swamy had been lying low after Prime Minister Narendra Modi pulled him up during a news channel interview for targetting RBI governor Raghuram Rajan and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
Raising the tricky issue amid protests from the Congress, Swamy said it should be discussed as “parliamentarians” were also making comments on it and were being pulled up by the Supreme Court.
“Recently, the (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi government placed most of the files related to assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in the national archives, I had a chance to go through it. A lot of comments are being made, including by the parliamentarians. The Supreme Court has to pull them up and give them warning,” he said.
The Supreme Court had recently pulled up Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi over “collective denunciation” of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and said he might have to face trial for his allegation that the RSS killed Mahatma Gandhi.
Congress members protested his statement saying no names should be taken, to which Swamy replied, “I will only name Mahatma Gandhi. I will not take any other Gandhi’s name.”
“Mahatma Gandhi was not subjected to any postmortem. As a consequence there was a dispute in the trial of the number of bullets fired. The newspapers said four bullets, prosecution said three bullets…” he added.
However, the Zero Hour was over before he could complete his statement.