Firebrand BJP leader and Union Minister Uma Bharti today said the ‘truth’ behind the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi must prevail.
Uma, who today took part in the party’s Gaurav Yatra in poll-bound Gujarat, said that ‘it is a fact that Nathuram Godse killed Mahatma Gandhi’, but it is also a bitter truth that the Congress party benefited the most from the assassination of the Father of Nation.
She added that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) suffered the most from his killing.
"Today I ask the people of the country and the media. Who benefited most from the assassination of Gandhiji?" Uma said here.
"We went to jail. We were banned. And we are still suffering for that till today. The country suffered a lot and the Sangh and Jana Sangh suffered a lot. Due to the assassination, the Congress benefited most as he had announced that Congress will be disbanded and a new political wing will be formed (after independence)," she added.
The Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister's remarks came a few days after the Supreme Court appointed senior lawyer Amrender Sharan as amicus curiae to examine whether there is scope for re-investigating the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948.
Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead on January 30, 1948 in New Delhi by Nathuram Godse.