Godse should have killed Nehru, says Kesari edit

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Updated: Oct 25, 2014 00:10 IST

The RSS mouthpiece in Kerala ‘Kesari’ has stirred a hornet’s nest carrying a controversial article written by a BJP leader suggesting that Nathuram Godse should have killed Jawaharlal Nehru instead of Mahatma Gandhi.

Written by B Goplakrishnan, who unsuccessfully contested as a BJP candidate in the last LS poll, claimed that Nehru was very selfish and he was responsible for many of the problems the country faces even after seven decades of independence. He also wrote ‘how Nehru clinically eliminated Gandhi at the last round of talks with the British to serve his selfish ends’.

According to the author Nehru just wanted Gandhi’s ‘khadi and cap’ as the symbol of the Indian National Congress. When Gandhiji said after independence that the mission of the Congress was over he ridiculed the father of the nation, he claimed.

Upset, Congress has slammed the story and called it disgusting. “It is time people understand the true face of the RSS-BJP combine,” said party spokesman Manu Abhishek Singvi in Delhi. State Congress leaders said they would take legal action to expose the BJP leader.

However, Goplakrishnan has defended his story saying he wrote only history not fiction. BJP and RSS leaders are yet to react to the story.

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