On Tuesday, Uttarakhand minister Ganesh Joshi said that the Gandhi family is not the only one who can be a martyr and that Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi were killed by “accidents.”
“I feel sorry for Rahul Gandhi’s brain. The Gandhi family doesn’t have a monopoly on martyrdom. Bhagat Singh, Sawarkar, and Chandra Shekhar Azad all died in the fight for India’s independence. The things that happened to the Gandhi family were not planned. “An accident is not the same as giving your life for something,” Joshi said.
“But you can only talk as smart as you are,” he told reporters in response to a question about the Congress leader’s final speech in Srinagar at the end of his Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Joshi, who is the state’s Minister for Agriculture, Farmers Welfare, Rural Development, and Sainik Kalyan, also said that Rahul Gandhi’s Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir went smoothly because of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“The Prime Minister deserves the credit. Rahul Gandhi would not have been able to raise the national flag at Lal Chawk if he had not been in charge of getting rid of Article 370 and getting things back to normal in Jammu and Kashmir. When violence was at its worst in J&K, BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi had put up the tricolour at Lal Chawk, Joshi said.
On Monday, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi talked about the phone calls he got when he found out that his grandmother Indira Gandhi and father Rajiv Gandhi, both former prime ministers, had been killed. He said that people who start fights will never understand how painful that is.
“Those who stir up violence, like Modiji, Amit Shahji, the BJP, and the RSS, will never understand this pain. When someone gets that call, it hurts. The family of an Army member will understand. The family of a CRPF member who was killed in Pulwama will understand.