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Swamy demands discussion on Mahatma Gandhi killing

BJP leader raises the issue in the Rajya Sabha during the debate on Tuesday

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Jul 26 2016 3:01PM | Updated Date: Jul 26 2016 3:01PM

Swamy demands discussion on Mahatma Gandhi killing

 BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has demanded discussion on Mahatma Gandhi's assassination, saying no autopsy was conducted on the body.

 
Raising the issue in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, Swamy said this must be debated as "parliamentarians" were making comments on it and had to be pulled up by the Supreme Court.
 
"Recently the NDA Government has placed most files related to the assassination in the National Archives. I had a chance to go through them.
 
"A lot of comments are being made including by parliamentarians. The Supreme Court has had to pull them up and give them a warning," he said.
 
Supreme Court pulled up Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi recently over his "collective denunciation" of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and said he may have to face trial for alleging that the RSS killed Mahatma Gandhi.
 
As Congress members protested that no names should be taken, Swamy replied: "I will only name Mahatma Gandhi. I won't take any other Gandhi's name."
 
Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead at a prayer meeting in national capital on January 30, 1948 by Nathuram Godse, who was hanged along with Narayan Apte for the killing.