A Facebook post shared last week by BJP Youth Wing National President, Tejasvi Surya where he is spinning Charkha at Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat has made subject to lot of social media trolling due to the sheer hypocrisy of the post made by Surya.
In his post, Surya, the BJP MP of Bengaluru South said that “Mahatma Gandhi Ji has left an indelible mark in India’s history. Today, I had the opportunity to visit Sabarmati Ashram along with karyakartas of BJYM Gujarat and learn more about Gandhi Ji’s life in Gujarat.”
Surya has got his photo captured sitting at the Charkha and spinning it. Later he praised Gandhiji . Several internet users have called it nothing but a sheer hypocrisy of the BJP leader.
On the one hand, the BJP leaders are propagating Hindutva and standing for Nathuram Godse who killed Gandhiji, on the other, they praise Bapu.
The BJP has been following this conflicting and contradictory stand for long.
On several occasions, the BJP leaders have made every effort to defame Gandhiji and praised the act of Godse. On such statements, Surya has never uttered a word, social media was quick to point out.
MK Gandhi was known world over for his ideas on non violence and he was a symbol of religious tolerance. But in Karnataka for instance, the BJP government is silently supporting communal elements which are frequently spewing venom against Muslims.
Tejasvi Surya is known for regularly gives anti-Muslim statements. But now Surya praising Gandhi who always stood for the unity of Hindu-Muslims is nothing but hypocrisy.
Here are a few comments made for the post of Surya-
“ You are the leader of the vandal group that created a ruckus outside the residence of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal where the aged parent of the CM lives. You should be ashamed of yourself”, said one social media user Rajiv Kumar.
The founder of Khatabook, Ravish Naresh shared about the problems of basic infrastructure in Bengaluru. Quoting that, Vivekanand Reddy says “ Do not travel across the country for fake speech and publicity. There is much work to be done in your constituency. Bangalore South has several IT companies, first try to address the issues of your constituency. Take the list of issues and go to Delhi to get them addressed”, he said.
Another net user, Kiran Prasad calls Surya the worst politician of Indian history. “ You are not eligible to sit at the place where Gandhiji was sitting. Don’t sit there, else Godse will be upset”.
Another user Raju Thakur wants Surya to raise the slogan ‘Godse Murdabad’.
D. S. Goursih said that those who oppose the Gandhian ideology and celebrate his assassination, has not right to visit that Ashram.
Another user D. S. Doreswamy said that perhaps, Surya has gone to express remorse for these statements which were issued in the past.
Maruti Sorkunte has asked Surya what he will call Godse, the first terrorist of independent India. “ It is nothing but a high level of hypocrisy” said Anilkumar Chikkadalvatta.
Some of the supporters of BJP and RSS have also commented on the post.
Surya got slammed from followers of BJP too. They used derogatory remarks against Gandhiji and used foul words to reply in their comments.
One user commented- “ You are saying you have visited Gandhi Ashram. Besides this, you are saying you have learnt several valuable lessons about the life of Gandhi. Please clarify whether you have been to Gandhi Ashram for your love or hate for Gandhi.
One more important aspect is that, the majority of those who are commenting lightly about Gandhiji are from the BJP, this is fact, he said.