New Delhi, March 23: Former Press Council of India (PCI) Chairman Justice Markandey Katju made another controversial statement against Mahatma Gandhi on the death anniversary of the Indian patriot Bhagat Singh and his associates that Gandhi made no effort to save the life of the great heroes.
Katju said Gandhi never wrote any letter to the British Viceroy when Bhagat Singh was charged with murder and hanged to death.
Gandhi had described the militant Indian youh fighting against British rule as "misguided souls".
Taking to Twitter, Gandhi wrote, "Gandhi knew that if those methods became popular among Indian masses his own popularity will decline, and his "Mahatmahood" may disappear".
"Our real freedom fighters and patriots have been carefully relegated to a footnote in our national historiography," he tweeted.
He further wrote, "Gandhi diverted the genuine freedom struggle against British from its revolutionary path to harmless and nonsensical channels like satyagrah".
Earlier, Katju had described Gandhi as the British agent.
-With NNIS Input
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