Raking up a controversy on Friday, Bharatiya Janta Party President Amit Shah called father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi “bahut chatur baniya”. He made the statement on the second day of his visit to Chhattisgarh in a gathering of  “eminent personalities” of the state.

Amit Shah said, “Congress kisi ek vichaar dhaara ke adhaar par, kisi ek siddhant ke adhaar par bani hui party hi nahi hai, woh azadi prapt karne ka ek special purpose vehicle hai, azadi prapt karne ka ek saadhan tha. Aur isi liye Mahatma Gandhi ne durandesi ke saath, bahut chatur baniya tha woh, usko maloom tha aage kya hone waala hai, usne azadi ke baad turant kaha tha, Congress ko bikher dena chahiye.”

(The Congress does not have one ideology or one principle, it had a special purpose vehicle to gain independence…this is why Mahatma Gandhi with foresight, he was a very clever baniya, he knew what was going to happen, after India got  independence he said that the Congress should be dissolved)

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Here’s how Twitter reacted to it:

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At the gathering, Amit Shah said that only two political parties in the country have inner democracy and these parties are BJP and CPI (M). He said that it was evident that if Sonia Gandhi steps down as the president of Congress, then Rahul Gandhi will be given that position but nobody knows who would be the next BJP president. He also praised Raman Singh-led government in the state and applauded for emerging from the “BIMARU” tag.

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