Gandhiji belongs to nation, not any political party: V-P

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Feb 2019 09:27:47





VICE President Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said the best way to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi is to sincerely introspect whether we are following his values and principles.

Speaking at a function to unveil Gandhi’s ‘Grand Wall Mural’ here, he said Gandhi belonged to the nation and not any political party.

“Sometimes we find competition, Gandhi is ours, what do you have to do with him? Gandhiji belonged to the nation, not any political party. If you are a real follower of Mahatma Gandhi, then follow Gandhian ways. Then one can appreciate that you are a real Gandhian,” he said. He also claimed the Congress disregarded Mahatma Gandhi’s “advice” to disband the party after independence was attained.

“I would like to remind you of two advices Mahatma Gandhi had given. One was a political advice. I don’t want to dwell on that. He said after attainment of freedom disband the Congress.