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Mahatma Gandhi 3-ways: Just which political party did Mahatma Gandhi belong to anyway?

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12.02.2019

It’s the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, and the government has planned a dozen events across the globe to promote the khadi-clad, bespectacled, slightly stooping, yet towering personality.

The celebrations, as reported, will last a whole two years.

Yes, that does goof-up the math there, but we’re not complaining. Simply because he is the father of our nation.

At least that’s what we’ve been taught in school. Just as we learnt that a ‘salt’ debt is the heaviest of them all. And the Mahatma gave us the said — salt.

Which is why we must never forget him, or what he stood for.

So, what did he stand for?

Whose Gandhi is it anyway? (Source: Reuters)

That’s where we’re all stuck — the most widely used token of nationalism to further any and every political agenda, did he truly belong to a particular political party?

We don't quite know. But we do know this.

The Mahatma was a Gujarati.

For the Bharatiya Janata........

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