Opposition in Lok Sabha created an uproar over BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde’s comments over Mahatma Gandhi calling his freedom struggle a staged drama after which the House had to be adjourned till 12 pm
New Delhi: Lok Sabha on Tuesday was adjourned till 12 pm after uproar by Opposition members over BJP lawmaker Anantkumar Hegde's statement against Mahatma Gandhi.
While addressing a public event in Bengaluru on Saturday, the Lok Sabha MP from Uttara Kannada had said the entire freedom movement was "staged with the consent and support of the British". "None of these so-called leaders were beaten up by the cops even once. Their independence movement was one big drama. It was staged by these leaders with the approval of the British. It was not a genuine fight. It was an adjustment freedom struggle," he had said.
The BJP leader also termed Mahatma Gandhi's hunger strikes and satyagraha a "drama".
"People supporting Congress keep saying that India got independence because of the fast unto death and satyagraha. This is not true. The British did not leave the country because of satyagraha," he had said.
"Britishers gave independence out of frustration. My blood boils when I read history. Such people become Mahatma in our country," Hegde had said in his concluding statement.
BJP has issued a show cause notice to Hegde and has asked him to tender an unconditional apology.
His remarks over the Father of the Nation has created a storm across the country and Congress said a sedition case should be slapped against him.
Known to kick up rows through his statement, BJP MP Hegde is controversies’ favourite child.
Last Updated 12:28 PM IST