INFAMOUS for lending a hand within the setting-up of a temple for Mahatma Gandhi’s killer Nathuram Godse within the Hindu Mahasabha workplace in Gwalior, the Councillor of the district’s Ward 44, Babulal Chourasia, was on Thursday inducted into the Congress social gathering within the presence of Kamal Nath, state Congress president and former Chief Minister.
Chourasia’s hriday parivartan (change of coronary heart) occurred forward of the upcoming native physique elections. “Mein janamjaad Congressi hoon (I have been a Congressman since birth). I have joined my first family,” he instructed The Indian Express. He had give up the Congress after he was denied a ticket by the social gathering for municipal elections in 2014, after which he joined the Hindu Mahasabha.
Justifying the choice, Kamal Nath stated, “If Mr Modi wants to join our party, he can join. If someone wants to reform and realisation dawns on them that they have been on the wrong side and now want to join Congress, they can come.”
To a query on what compelled the Congress to deliver below its fold an area politician like Chourasia who frolicked spreading Godse’s ideas and concepts, Kamal Nath stated, “There is nothing drastic about it. In Madhya Pradesh, we have a situation where politicians who abused the BJP, RSS, and everything all their lifetime, are now ministers. They would attack the RSS and even Modi, but it’s okay for them to join the BJP. Is that worse or this?”
Chourasia was one of many members of the Hindu Mahasabha’s core committee that had conceptualised the temple. After the Gwalior administration refused permission for development of a temple, the Hindu Mahasabha put in Godse’s bust in its Daulatganj workplace in November 2017. It was, nonetheless, eliminated by the administration after an uproar by the Congress.
In January this yr, the Hindu Mahasabha opened a ‘Godse Gyanshala’ devoted to his life and beliefs.
About this devotion to Godse previously, Chourasia stated, “It never felt right in the heart and I often thought of not doing it and quitting to join the Congress. But I did not want people to come and tell me that you had won on a ticket given by the Hindu Mahasabha. I have completed my tenure but in the first few years of joining the Mahasabha, a bitterness had developed in my heart, so I quit and went back to my old family.”
He stated if Valmiki, a dacoit, can have a change of coronary heart and grow to be a maharishi, then why not him who had been related to the Congress social gathering since he was 22.
The state Congress social gathering tweeted an image of Chourasia becoming a member of the social gathering on Wednesday. Praveen Pathak, Congress chief from Gwalior, took to twitter and stated, “Gandhi ji aaj sharminda nahi khus huwe honge (Gandhiji would be happy, not ashamed, today). Godse’s ideology has been renounced and Gandhi’s blessings have been taken.”