Hindu Mahasabha again performs Godse's aarti, Netaji's grandniece calls him messiah
BHOPAL: The Hindu Mahasabha has once again peformed the 'aarti' of Nathuram Godse in Gwalior.
The programme was held days after a similar event recently and the registration of FIR against Mahasabha.
The national president of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha, Rajyashree Chaudhuri, who is a grandniece of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, arrived and performed the 'aarti'. This was just three days after the similar programme that led to a major controversy in the state.
Speaking to the media persons, Chaudhuri said that the Madhya Pradesh government must withdraw the FIR registered against Hindu Mahasabha. "The goverment is targeting innocents". She also said that the party workers would stage a massive protest in front of the Parliament in Delhi.
The Mahasabha president said that in her eyes Godse was a messiah. "We have the right to pray, will always pray and perform aarti. This is our right. He is our ideal". she said. "Partition affected and destroyed innumerable families".
When asked about Gandhi, she said that she considered him a 'Bhishm Pitamah'. In the past too, there have been attempts to install Godse's idol and estbalish a 'Godse temple' in the city. Though the BJP was at the helm in the state then, action was taken and the idol was removed from the office of Mahasabha and was seized.