Gandhi Jayanti: Fight those elements who glorify ideas, actions of Godse: Jairam Ramesh on Gandhi Jayanti
“On this Gandhi Jayanti, we stand with Gandhian organizations in different parts of the country, especially Varanasi, Ahmedabad and New Delhi which are under siege and attack by forces that not only opposed the Mahatma throughout his life but played an important role. in creating a climate that led to his assassination. Let us pledge to fight against those elements who glorify Godse’s ideas and actions,” Jairam Ramesh posted on X (Formerly Twitter ).
He went on to say that he promised to expose the utter hypocrisy of those who appropriate Gandhian symbols and show his legacy to the world, but was simply unable and unwilling to uphold the values he stood for.
“This Gandhi Jayanti, let us expose the total and utter hypocrisy of those who appropriate Gandhian symbols – his spectacles, charkha and walking stick – and proclaim his legacy to the world, but they cannot uphold all the values he defended and ultimately gave his life for,” he said in a post.
Ramesh further recalled that the Mahatma practiced complete transparency and openness, did not take any revenge for his opponents, and insisted on banishing bigotry, prejudice and hatred.
“This Gandhi Jayanti, let us remember that the Mahatma practiced complete transparency and openness, did not have any vindictive feelings for his opponents, insisted on renouncing bigotry, prejudice and hatred, and never misused religion to remember the passions of the people. Revenge and release is unique to his character,” he added. “This Gandhi Jayanti, let us all resolve to work towards the victory of truth over lies, and ensure that the politics of compassion prevails over the politics of hatred, revenge and prejudice,” Ghe said. Earlier today, Congress national president and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge paid tribute to Gandhi at Rajghat.
Born on October 2, 1869, in the town of Porbandar in Gujarat, Mahatma Gandhi or Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi adopted a non-violent resistance and led the freedom struggle against British colonial rule.
This led to India finally gaining its independence in 1947. Known as Bapu, his unwavering belief in ‘Swaraj’ (self-rule) and ‘Ahimsa’ (non-violence) won him awards in worldwide.
All over the world, the anniversary of Gandhi’s birth is celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence.