Gandhian Gehlot blasts BJP for remarks on Bapu

Sitharaman must come out with govt blueprint on job generation, says CM.

Mumbai: Moments after former Union minister Anant Kumar Hegde claimed at an event in Bangalore that the entire freedom movement led by Mahatma Gandhi was staged with the consent and support of the British, and the independence movement led by Gandhi was a “drama”, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot came out strongly against Kumar and condemned his remarks.

Gehlot called out the Bharatiya Janata Party and claimed that the saffron party has no regard for the ‘Father of the Nation’.

“BJP MP’s statement is condemnable. BJP leaders can afford to call freedom movement a drama only because they never fought for India’s Independence and never made any sacrifices,” Gehlot tweeted.

“Such statements reveal their true mindset that they use Gandhi’s name just for show and have no regard for him,” he said.

Gehlot also stressed that such remarks only bring out in the open the mentality of BJP as they only use Gandhi’s name for their benefit.

The three-time Chief Minister also lent support to Rahul Gandhi’s ‘twitter barbs’ on Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, where he had grilled the finance minister.

In a tweet, Gehlot said, “The FM should not be scared of Rahul Gandhi ji’s questions. Instead she should reveal figures of new jobs to be created, which youth are waiting to hear. But she has no answers as generating employment is not in government’s priority. No jobs, no figures therefore no answers from the FM.”

Meanwhile, Gehlot, who is in Mumbai for personal work, is slated to fly to New Delhi on Tuesday where he is expected to camp for the next two days.

During the visit, CM will be meeting senior party leaders and also take part in Delhi election campaign rallies.