“Bahut chatur baniya tha woh, usko maloom tha aage kya hone wala hai” Amit Shah says MK Gandhi wanted to dissolve Congress after Independence

BJP President Amit Shah on Friday called MK Gandhi as a ‘Chatur Baniya’. Shah is on a three-day visit to Chhattisgarh to strengthen the party’s hold in the state before the 2018 assembly elections. Shah was addressing eminent persons on the second day of his three-day visit when he referred to Mahatma Gandhi as Chatur Baniya. “Bahut chatur baniya tha woh, usko maloom tha aage kya hone wala hai,” Shah was quoted as saying.

The BJP President hit out at the Congress party for not having any principles and said that the Congress party was merely an instrument in gaining independence. Shah made it clear that people from different political ideologies were all a part of the pre-independence movement. Shah said that Mahatma Gandhi wanted the Congress party to be dissolved after India attained freedom. He said that the party was not based on any one ideology and the party was only a special vehicle for India to get freedom.

Referring to Mahatma Gandhi, Shah said that MK Gandhi could foresee the future and that was the reason he wanted the party to be dissolved immediately after independence.

The Indian Express Quoted Amit Shah as saying, “Congress kisi ek vichaar dhaara ke adhaar par, kisi ek siddhant ke adhaar par bani hui party hi nahi hai, woh azadi prapt karne ka ek special purpose vehicle hai, azadi prapt karne ka ek saadhan tha. Aur isi liye Mahatma Gandhi ne durandesi ke saath, bahut chatur baniya tha woh, usko maloom tha aage kya hone waala hai, usne azadi ke baad turant kaha tha, Congress ko bikher dena chahiye. Mahatma Gandhi ne nahi kiya, lekin ab kuch log usko bikherne ka kaam samapt kar rahe hain.”

Amit Shah said that his party always had a clear approach. He said that the BJP was clear in its approach and would oppose anything that was against the nation or anti-national. Shah also praised Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh and said that the party would form government in the state for the fourth successive time.

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Alok Shetty