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Gandhi Sena protests against Cong demo Thursday, October 25, 2001
TIMES NEWS NETWORK
AHMEDABAD: The Gandhi Sena has objected to the desecration of Mahatma Gandhi's statue at the Income-Tax circle by Congress workers last week and demanded they tender an apology against their action in public.
Workers of the state Congress in a demonstration staged last Thursday had pasted posters of Prime Minister Vajpayee all over the statue, while protesting against the re-induction of George Fernandes as Union defence minister.
President of the Sena, Dhimant Badhia, submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Narendra Modi, police commissioner P C Pande, director general of police K Chakravarthi and other authorities stating that the Congress had misused the name of Gandhi and desecrated his memorial.
The Sena also demanded that steps be taken to ensure that such things do not happen in future. Badhia quoted reports published in the freedom movement periodical 'Harijan Bandhu' where Gandhiji had talked about disbanding the Congress in 1948.
"But the Congress has been using the name of Gandhi and now desecrates his memorial in this manner," Badhia added.
News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]