Anantkumar Hegde sparks controversy by calling Mahatma Gandhi’s freedom struggle a ‘drama’


Team Udayavani, Feb 2, 2020, 12:02 PM IST

Bengaluru: BJP MP and former union minister Anantkumar Hegde stroked a massive controversy by calling Mahatma Gandhi’s freedom struggle a drama.

“The entire independence movement was staged with the consent and support of the British, ” said Hegde speaking at a public event.

He further added that non of the so-called leaders were beaten by the police with batons even once. Their independence movement was one big drama.

Slamming Congress leaders Hegde said, “These Congress people keep saying that we got independence because of the fast unto death or satyagraha. That is not true. The British did not leave India because of satyagraha,”

“Satyagraha was staged by Gandhi and other leaders with the approval of the British. It was not a genuine fight. It was an ‘adjustment’ freedom struggle,” stated Hegde.

“Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the BJP’s ideological mentor, had nothing to do with Gandhi’s assassination,” he claimed.

However that state BJP said that it doesn’t approve of what Ananth Kumar has said.

This is not the first time Hegde is making such controversial statements, last year, he sparked a row by calling Congress president Rahul Gandhi a “hybrid product that can be found only in Congress laboratory”.

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