Bharatiya Janata Party courted controversy on Friday after BJP President Amit Shah called Mahatma Gandhi a ‘bahut chatur baniya’. On the second day of his three-day trip to Chhattisgarh, Amit Shah lashed out at Congress, saying that the party had no ideology and kicked a row as he called Mahatma Gandhi a clever baniya for not joining the party after independence. He said –
‘The Congress is not a party based on one ideology or one principle, it is a special purpose vehicle to gain independence…this is why Mahatma Gandhi with foresight, he was a very clever baniya, he knew what was going to happen, he said immediately after independence that the Congress should be dissolved. He didn’t do it, but some people are now completing the job of dissolving it. He had said this because the Congress had no ideology, was not formed based on a principle, and did not have any principle to run the country or government.’
Speaking at a function in Raipur, Shah said that BJP and CPI(M) are the only two parties out of the 1650 political parties in India that have ‘internal democracy. He said –
‘After Sonia Gandhi, Rahul will be president of the Congress party, but no one can predict the next president of BJP.’
After the reports of Amit Shah calling Mahatma Gandhi a baniya, Twitter swung into action as they weren’t impressed. Here’s how they thrashed him –
It only reflects RSS/BJP's utter contempt of Mahatma Gandhi. Shame on you Mr Amit Shah. Apologise to the Nation.
— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) June 10, 2017
Pak's Zulfikar Ali Bhutto called Mahatma Gandhi a 'conniving bania'. Now, Shah borrows from Pak to insult the Father of the Nation. pic.twitter.com/5LqCxkA7LC
— KB Byju (@KBByju) June 10, 2017
By calling Father of the nation 'Chatur Baniya' @AmitShah has proved, Money & Power doesn't guarantee 'class'. A Cheap person remains cheap.
— Sadhavi Khosla (@sadhavi) June 10, 2017
"Bahut Chatur baniya tha". The exam in which you've mugged up essay about Adani but are asked to write about Gandhi https://t.co/nRtzdmhFgG
— Aditya Menon (@AdityaMenon22) June 10, 2017
— Bose Shruti (@Tinni_Aphrodite) June 10, 2017
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