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Will accept PM Modi as Gandhian if RSS raises Godse murdabad slogans: Bhupesh Baghel

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Saturday said that he would accept Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a “true Gandhian” if the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) starts raising the “Nathuram Godse murdabad (Down with Godse)” slogans.

Addressing a press conference, Bhupesh Baghel said that he will accept the Bharatiya Janata Party and the RSS value Mahatma Gandhi if they raise the slogans of “Godse murdabad”.

“The day BJP, RSS start raising slogan ‘Godse murdabad’. I will accept that they value Mahatma Gandhi. I will accept Modi ji has become true Gandhian when action is taken against those from the RSS and the VHP who keep Godse’s idols in their homes,” Bhupesh Baghel said.

A two-day special session of the Chhattisgarh Assembly will be held to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, an official said on Saturday. Several schemes too would be launched on October 2 to commemorate the event, he said.

“A two-day special session of the Legislative Assembly will be convened from October 2,” a government spokesperson said.

An exhibition of memorabilia related to Gandhi’s tour of Chhattisgarh (then part of the Central Provinces) and his political and social campaigns will be held on the assembly premises during the session, he said.

The government will also launch Haat-Bazaar Clinic Scheme for public healthcare, Mukhyamantri Suposhan Abhiyan to tackle malnutrition, Chief Minister’s Urban Slum Health Scheme and Universal Public Distribution System on October 2, he said.


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