Hindu Mahasabha to make Gandhi's killer Godse's statue with soil from Ambala Jailtext_fields
Bhopal: Nathuram Godse, who was hanged to death for the murder of Mahatma Gandhi in 1949, will get a statue of him made with the soil from Haryana's Ambala Central Jail, where he spent his last days along with co-convict Narayan Apte.
Observing Godse's death anniversary on Monday, the Hindu Mahasabha announced that it will consecrate his statue at its office in Gwalior.
"The Mahasabha activists last week brought the soil from the Ambala jail, where Godse and Narayan Apte were executed. This soil will be used to make the statues of Godse and Apte and they will be installed at the Mahasabha's office in Gwalior," the outfit's national vice president Dr Jaiveer Bharadwaj told reporters.
The Mahasabha activists installed the statues of Godse and Apte at 'Balidhan Dham' in Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) on Monday, he said.
"We will construct such Balidan Dham in every state," he added.
He further said the Gwalior district administration had seized Godse's bust (installed at the Mahasabha's office here) in 2017, but it was not returned so far.
Bharadwaj also alleged that the Congress was responsible for the country's partition (in 1947) which resulted in killings of people on a large scale.
Meanwhile, Gwalior's Additional Superintendent of Police Satyendra Singh Tomar said there was no public programme of the Hindu Mahasabha here on Monday.
No statue has been installed so far and the police are keeping an eye on the outfit's activities, he said.