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Cong to Shah: Apologise on Bapu remark.

BJP president Amit Shah has rebuffed the Congress for demanding an apology from him over his remark about Mahatma Gandhi.

Amit Shah had reportedly said Mahatma Gandhi was a " chatur baniya", who knew that Congress was a tool to fight for freedom and suggested that the party be dissolved after Independence.

While addressing an event in Chattisgarh on Friday, Shah was quoted saying: " Bahut chatur baniya tha woh, usko maloom tha aage kya hone waala hai ( He was very clever, he knew what was going to happen)." The Congress party slammed Amit Shah for using such phrase for Mahatma Gandhi.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala demanded an apology from Amit Shah for " belittling" the Father of the Nation.

" Amit Shah has belittled Mahatma Gandhi and the Independence struggle... He should apologise for slinging mud on the Father of the Nation and shaming the freedom struggle," Surjewala said.

Surjewala further said, " After Independence, the BJP's kala Angrez ( black Englishmen) are doing the same what the British used to do. This statement shows what is going inside Amit Shah's head. It is scary that this party is leading the nation." Congress workers were and are with the farmers in Madhya Pradesh, Surjewala said, adding, " We Our voices back the farmers.

They cannot use certain media to paint the Congress in negative light." Responding to Surjewala's demand for apology, Amit Shah on Saturday said in Raipur: " Everyone present in the public meeting knows with what objective, I called Mahatma Gandhi a baniya . Randeep Surjewala has a lot to answer on Mahatma Gandhi's principles." Party alleged Shah belittled Mahatma

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