Congress asks Mayawati to apologise for remarks on Gandhi

June 17th, 2009 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Bahujan Samaj Party New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday demanded an apology from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati for making “derogratory” remarks that Mahatma was a “natakbaaz” (a fake).
“The remarks made by Mayawati about the Father of Nation are highly condemnable. The remarks have hurt millions not only in India but across the world…. I would like to advise her to take back the remarks she made about the apostle of non-violence and should apologise,” Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari told reporters.

Addressing a meeting of parliament members and legislators of her Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Lucknow last week, Mayawati allegedly called Mahatma Gandhi a “natakbaaz” (a fake).

She also distributed pamphlets, condemning both Mahatma Gandhi and Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi for being “insincere” to Dalits.

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