In a recent congregation at Chhattisgarh where eminent personalities gathered to listen to the BJP president, Amit Shah came up with some controversial comments on Mahatma Gandhi and the rule of Congress after independence.
Amit Shah claimed here on Friday that the Congress was never a party based on principles, it was rather a “special purpose vehicle” to secure freedom. He quoted,
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.
Regarding Mahatma Gandhi and his policies, Shah bluntly said,
Mahatma Gandhi ne nahi kiya, lekin ab kuch log usko bikherne ka kaam samapt kar rahe hain. Isliye hi kaha tha Mahatma Gandhi ne, kyunki Congress ki koi ideology hi nahi thi, siddhanto ke aadhar par bani hui party hi nahi thi. Desh chalaane ke, sarkar chalaane ke koi siddhant hi nahi the.
Shah was on a three-day visit to the state, to strengthen the party functioning well before the 2018 elections.