BJP suspends leader for calling Mahatma Gandhi father of Pakistan!
The BJP on Friday has suspended Anil Saumitra, Madhya Pradesh BJP convener and media relations in-charge, from the primary membership of the party over his social media, post calling Mahatma Gandhi 'father of Pakistan'.
In a Facebook post earlier in the day, Saumitra wrote: "Mahatma Gandhi was the father of the nation but of Pakistan. India has had crores of sons like him, some worthy, some unworthy."
Saumitra has not deleted his post. "No one is the 24X7 spokesperson of the party. His views are not always the views of the party," he said.
The party has asked him to reply within seven days. Saumitra had also said that crores of people were born in India like Gandhi.
The 2019 Lok Sabha elections are in the final phase in the ongoing seven-phase elections. All seven phases of voting will end on 19 May, results for which will be declared on 23 May.