Left Menu
Development News Edition

MP BJP man suspended after objectionable post on Gandhiji

PTI | Bhopal | Updated: 18-05-2019 01:36 IST | Created: 17-05-2019 18:08 IST
MP BJP man suspended after objectionable post on Gandhiji
Image Credit:

A Madhya Pradesh BJP functionary was suspended from the primary membership of the party for uploading an objectionable post about Mahatma Gandhi and dubbing him "Pakistan's father of the nation". State BJP chief Rakesh Singh has suspended the primary membership of Saumitra, who was the party's media sampark department's state convener, with immediate effect, informed BJP state media in charge Lokendra Parashar in a press release.

In a Facebook post on Thursday night, Saumitra claimed, "He (Gandhiji) was the father of the nation, but of Pakistan, there were millions of sons like him in India some worthy and some worthless." Parashar said the action was taken as Saumitra had breached party discipline, adding that the latter was given seven days to clarify. After action on him by the BJP, Saumitra Friday claimed, "The concept of Pakistan was prepared by Britishers and its promulgators were Nehru (first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru) and Jinnah (Mohammed Ali Jinnah), who were in a hurry to become prime ministers. This process was blessed by Mahatma Gandhi." Justifying his stand, he added, "Since Pakistan was carved out due to the silent blessings of Mahatma Gandhi, so he could be Rashtrapita of Pakistan." "India was a nation since the sanatan period, several saints and sages were its sons. So, this nation could have sons and not a father. Father of the nation is a European concept, Gandhi could be a good son but, in known history, there is no father of the nation in India," Saumitra claimed.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Download The Devdiscourse News App for Latest News.



All party meeting - Blocking dialogue not culture of Bengal, Mamata needs to speak up

If that happens, history will record it as the dark age of Bengal....


Latest News

WeWork sues SoftBank for dropping $3 bln tender offer

A WeWork board committee that negotiated a 3 billion tender offer with SoftBank Group sued the Japanese conglomerate on Tuesday for abandoning the deal, accusing it of succumbing to buyers remorse amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. The te...

Taliban recalls negotiators after suspending prisoner exchange talks

The Taliban on Tuesday recalled the groups negotiators from Kabul hours after they suspended talks on a prisoner exchange process with the Afghan government, a spokesman for the hard-line Islamist group said in a tweet. Suhail Shaheen, a sp...

Motor racing-Pandemic forces postponement of Canadian F1 Grand Prix

The June 14 Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal joined a growing list of Formula One races postponed due to the new coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday, with the 2020 season yet to get on the starting grid. The race is the ninth to be affected by t...

U.S. House Speaker wants Navy leader's removal, despite apology

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on Tuesday for the removal of Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly, despite Modlys apology for ridiculing the commander of a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier.Sadly, Acting Secreta...

Give Feedback