1. Nathuram Godse a patriot just like Mahatma Gandhi: BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj

Nathuram Godse a patriot just like Mahatma Gandhi: BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj

'Nathuram Godse a patriot just like Mahatma Gandhi,' says BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj during a programme in Maharashtra.

By: | New Delhi | Published: December 11, 2014 2:22 PM

Rajya Sabha today witnessed uproarious scenes with members from Congress lodging strong protest against eulogising of Nathuram Godse by Bharatiya Janata Party MP at a function held in Maharashtra earlier this month.

‘Nathuram Godse a patriot just like Mahatma Gandhi,’ says BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj during a programme in Maharashtra according to NDTV report.

Under attack from the opposition members, Government disapproved of any such event hailing Mahatma Gandhi’s killer but said no organisation should be defamed.

The Upper House saw two brief adjournments over the issue as Congress members protested holding placards in the aisles and raising slogans, while charging right-wing organisations with lending their support to it.

Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Husain Dalwai (Cong) said he has written to Maharashtra Chief Minister over hosting the event attended by some religious leaders and former MLAs.

“Mahatma Gandhi’s killer is being eulogised by hosting his ‘Shaurya Diwas’ in Maharashtra…These people talk of development, but are trying to create a rift in society,” he said, accusing the right-wing organisations of indulging in such things, including religious conversions that created tension in society.

Congress members created uproar over the issue and raised slogans while displaying placards of the event, even as Deputy Chairman P J Kurien tried to pacify the agitating members, asking them to take their seats and maintain peace.

“Don’t make use of Zero Hour for this kind of display. This is gross indiscipline…To decide the culpability or otherwise, the courts are there, not me or you,” Kurien said.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, “This is not acceptable. Mahatma Gandhi’s killer, whosoever it may be, we are against it…We do not accept any honour of Mahatma Gandhi’s killers.”

As members continued their protest and the House witnessed acrimonious exchanges between both sides, Kurien adjourned the proceedings for 10 minutes just before noon.

But, similar scenes were witnessed when the House met at noon, forcing the Chair to adjourn it again for 15 minutes.

When the House reassembled, Anand Sharma (Cong) said, “It is not acceptable that some one eulogises him. I hope neither the House nor the Parliamentary Affairs Minister will approve of such an action. Let the House speak in one voice and condemn it.”

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said, “There is no question of eulogising such a person. We should leave the matter there, but defaming an organisation is not acceptable.”

It was after this that normal proceedings resumed.

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  1. V
    Dec 12, 2014 at 3:01 pm
    Nathuram Godse was much better Patriot then naked celibacy pracioner with his own gdaughter..
    1. V
      Dec 12, 2014 at 3:00 pm
      Nathuram Godse was much better patriot then naked celibacy pracioner with his own gdaughters, period..
      1. J
        Dec 11, 2014 at 6:06 pm
        Why would someone say such a thing ? Modi will be scratching his head. Everyone in his party is trying to rebel first that lady MP, then Sushma Swaraj and now this dhongi Maharaj. Opposition have nothing to talk about and these s keep giving them fodder. Its like these people keep hitting their own head on a hammer. Modi needs to put them in line or Parliament won't function.
        1. A
          Dec 11, 2014 at 3:31 pm
          Sakshi ji must weigh before he speaks.
          1. T
            t p
            Dec 11, 2014 at 5:53 pm
            Politicians are advised to stop quarelling over such past issues & take up new developmental issues. Public would vote in next elections accordingly. Wish public to be literate & vote according to their conscince to the development oriented leaders & parties.
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