New Delhi: Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala on Sunday asked Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to initiate action against an IAS officer who praised Mahatma Gandhi's killer Nathuram Godse.
Citing a media report, Surjewala tweeted, "First BJP Parliamentarian Pragya Singh Thakur, then lawmaker Usha Thakur and now Maharashtra IAS officer Nidhi Chowdhary has praised Mahatma Gandhi's killer Nathuram Godse. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis should immediately initiate action against her."
पहले भाजपा सांसद प्रज्ञा ठाकुर, फिर भाजपा विधायक ऊषा ठाकुर और अब महाराष्ट्र से IAS अधिकारी निधी चौधरी ने गांधीजी के हत्यारे नाथूराम गोडसे की प्रशंसा की है।
CM फडणवीस को तत्काल,निधी चौधरी पर कार्यवाही करनी होगी।
बापू की 150वीं जयंती पर भाजपा गोडसे का महिमामंडन क्यों कर रही है? pic.twitter.com/7BR6LeLSZi— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) 2 June 2019
This comes after a Mumbai woman IAS officer urged in a tweet to remove Mahatma Gandhi's statues from across the world, including his images from the Indian currency notes.
After the controversy, the officer, Nidhi Choudhari, posted as Deputy Municipal Commissioner in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), said on Saturday that the tweet was "sarcastic" and it was "misinterpreted".
The IAS officer in her tweet had praised Godse saying, "What an exceptional celebration of 150th Birth Anniversary year is going on. High time, we remove his face from our currency, his statues from across the road, rename institutions/roads named after him! That would be a real tribute from all of us! ThankU Godse for 30.01.1948."
The controversial tweet has been deleted.
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) also demanded her suspension for the "derogatory" tweet about Mahatma Gandhi and "glorification" of Godse.
The Godse controversy isn't new as earlier in past BJP MP from Bhopal Pragya Singh Thakur and another lawmaker from the party also gave a statement in favour of Godse while putting a negative remark on Gandhi....