Gwalior, Nov 16: The Hindu Mahasabha has announced that it will make a statue of Mahatma Gandhi’s killer Nathuram Godse. The right-wing group said that it will be made with the soil brought from Haryana’s Ambala Central Jail, where the assassin of the Father of the Nation was hanged to death in 1949.
The right-wing organization said on the occasion of Godse’s death anniversary on Monday. “The Mahasabha activists last week brought the soil from the Ambala jail, where Godse and Narayan Apte were executed. This soil will be used to make the statues of Godse and Apte and they will be installed at the Mahasabha’s office in Gwalior,” the outfit’s national vice president Dr Jaiveer Bharadwaj told reporters.
The Mahasabha activists installed the statues of Godse and Apte at ‘Balidhan Dham’ in Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) on Monday, he said. “We will construct such Balidan Dham in every state,” he added. He further said the Gwalior district administration had seized Godse’s bust (installed at the Mahasabha’s office here) in 2017, but it was not returned so far. Bharadwaj also alleged that the Congress was responsible for the country’s partition (in 1947) which resulted in killings of people on a large scale.
Meanwhile, Gwalior’s Additional Superintendent of Police Satyendra Singh Tomar said there was no public program of the Hindu Mahasabha here on Monday. No statue has been installed so far and the police are keeping an eye on the outfit’s activities, he said. PTI
Story first published: Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 10:56 [IST]