Video with Hindu Mahasabha rally holding Godse's picture goes viraltext_fields
Muzaffarnagar: Hindu Mahasabha rally's image of God goes viral. On Monday, the Nathuram Godse portrait was displayed at the front of a Tiranga Yatra that the Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha organised in Muzaffarnagar.
Only after a video of the yatra went popular on social media late on Monday night did the situation come to light.
Hindu Mahasabha leader Yogendra Varma said, "We had organised a Tiranga Yatra on Independence Day and the rally travelled across the district. All prominent Hindu leaders participated in it. We had put up photographs of several revolutionaries and Godse was one of them."
He further said that Godse was compelled to assassinate Mahatma Gandhi only because of the policies that he pursued.
"Godse fought his case and the government should make public all that he said in court. The government does not want the people to know why Gandhi was assassinated. Some of the policies of Gandhi were anti-Hindu. During partition, 30 lakh Hindus and Muslims were killed and Gandhi was responsible for this," he stated.
Yogendra Varma further said that if Godse assassinated Gandhi, he faced the death sentence for it too.
"Just like some believe Gandhi to be their inspiration, we have similar feelings for Godse," he added.
Meanwhile, district officials, when contacted, either feigned complete ignorance about the rally or refused to comment on it.
With inputs from IANS