Nagpur: Countering the Madhya Pradesh government’s dismantling of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue recently, a prohibition meet was organised in Kasturba Bhawan by members of ‘Dakshinayan’ institute. In the meet, RSS and BJP were targeted and held responsible for the act.
Chairman of the meet and Editor of ‘Lokmat’ Suresh Dwadshiwar claimed that this is huge impact on democracy. He also claimed that the step is a joint strategy of BJP and RSS to eradicate the signs and ideologies of Gandhi from the country.
He stated that the people from these troops are also silent on the issues of ‘Cow vigilantes’ and a kind of emergency has been imposed on the citizens by them. “More than 54 people have been killed in such issues and the ministers who comment on almost every issue, remain silent on this one”, he said.
Ex-vice chancellor of Nagpur University, Hari Kedar was also one of the main speakers at the event. Criticizing media over the incident, Kedar said, “Media is considered as fourth pillar of democracy, if they are not providing unbiased news, then democracy is in danger. Media in India is being sold as they are not bringing out factual views of people.”
“Demolishing the memorials of Gandhis should be considered as an act of murdering values of Indian constitution. PM, who offered garland to the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi after taking oath, is silent today on this horrendous act,” said Economist Shriniwas Khandewale at the programme.