BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has raised the issue of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination in the Rajya Sabha.
Sparking a fresh controversy over the assassination, he said Mahatma Gandhi could have survived after being shot had he been hospitalised in time.
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Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Swamy said the Modi government has placed most of the files regarding the assassination in the National Archives.
He also quoted an archival letter from India’s first home minister Vallabhbhai Patel, saying the Sangh was not behind Gandhi’s death.
He also hit out at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi who has remarked that the RSS was responsible for Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination. He said a lot of “scurrilous comments” were being made and “even parliamentarians are making these remarks.
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Earlier, the SC ticked off the Congress vice-president over his “collective denunciation” of the RSS and asked him to either apologise or face trial in the case. Rahul had refused to apologise for his remarks and was ready to face trial in the case.
Swamy has also disputed the number of bullets fired at Gandhi. While Nathuram Godse said he fired two bullets, the public prosecutor said three bullets were fired. However, according to some newspapers four bullets were fired at him. Swamy also asked why an autopsy was not conducted.
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There was an option of rushing him to Delhi’s Willingdon Hospital, now known as RML Hospital, but instead Gandhi was kept in Birla House, the MP said.