Hindu Mahasabha distributes sweets on Gandhiji’s death anniversary, hails Godse as hero
Workers of the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha celebrated the killing of Mahatma Gandhi by distributing sweets and dancing to the tunes of drum and Bollywood songs at the organisation�s Meerut office on Saturday.
Workers of the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha celebrated the killing of Mahatma Gandhi by distributing sweets and dancing to the tunes of drum and Bollywood songs at the organisation’s Meerut office on Saturday.
Earlier on Republic Day, the Mahasabha observed 'black day' and protested against the Indian Constitution.
"We celebrate the fact that this country's hero Nathuram Godse eliminated Gandhi on this very day in 1948. Every year we distribute sweets, hire professional bands and invite people to dance to express our happiness at Gandhi's killing," Pandit Ashok Sharma, national vice president of Hindu Mahasabha told The Hindu.
Sharma said that Hindutva activists treated January 30, the day Gandhiji was killed, as a "festival". He declares that India is a "Hindu Rashtra" and adds that Godse should be its "hero" and not Gandhiji.
At the occasion, he paid homage to Nathuram Godse. Sharma hails Godse as the "martyr" who "wanted to save India from Gandhi and from his proposal of partition." Sharma claims that in reality Gandhi has no followers in the country he thought he fought for and says that entire India is actually inspired by the ideas of Nathuram Godse.