Agartala, June 14 : The Tripura unit of the Congress on Wednesday staged a demonstration against BJP President Amit Shah for his insulting remarks on the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi.
Congress spokesman Tapas Dey, stated : “If Amit Shah does not tender his unconditional and public apology for describing Mahatma Gandhi as a ‘clever baniya’, our agitation would be intensified across the state.”
The demonstration was initiated by Tripura Congress Chief Birajit Sinha, held at in front of the Gandhi statue near the Raj Bhavan.
“Why Prime Minister Narendra Modi is silent on the issue? He must react, otherwise we would believe Modi is supporting his party’s president on the remark,” Dey told media.
Youth Congress President Sushanta Chakraborty, Former Minister Laxmi Nag, former Tripura assembly speaker Jyotirmoy Nath among other state Congress leaders also participated in the demonstration.
Last week, speaking at a gathering BJP president Amit Shah, called Mahatma Gandhi as a clever (chatur) “baniya”.