A controversy has erupted after a screenshot of a group purported to be of the BJP in Chikhli, Navsari went viral. In the group, the members were shown making rude remarks about Mahatma Gandhi.
In the group one of the members also wrote ‘Nathuram Godse’ zindabad. In the group, which is purported to be of the BJP’s Chikhli and Valsad unit, a message on Gandhi was put up in which someone asked who was the father of the nation and of which nation was they talking of. One person said the country existed and had an identity even before Gandhiji.
The question as to which country was he the father of the nation, someone commented that he was the father of the nation of Pakistan.
Congress MLA Anant Patel said that this was a very sad incident given that Gandhi himself was a believer in non violence. He was quoted by the local media as saying that Gandhi belonged to Gujarat yet BJP Gujarat’s own members were defaming him on social media groups . He said it also showed the mentality of the BJP . A BJP leader Dr Ashwin Patel, told local media that such comments in the group were unwarranted. He said the one who made rude comments have been identified and he does not hold any post in the BJP but action will be taken.