Anil Vij withdraws controversial remarks against Mahatma Gandhi
New Delhi: Haryana Minister Anil Vij, who is facing immense flak for making inappropriate statement against Mahatma Gandhi, withdrew his remarks on Saturday saying what he said earlier was his personal opinion.
"Ever since khadi became linked with Gandhi's name, khadi (industry) has not been able to rise and it has been on a decline. Gandhi has such a name that since the day his picture was printed on the currency notes, the currency's devaluation began," Vij had said.
He had further claimed that Gandhi's image will be eventually be removed from the Indian currency notes.
"It is good that Gandhi's photo has been replaced by PM Modi's photo in the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) calendar. Modi has a better brand name than Gandhi," Vij had said.
The employees at KVIC had even launched a silent protest against the development by covering their mouth with black ribbon during the lunch time in the office.
Post coming across Anil Vij's remarks, Gandhi's great-grandson Tushar sarcastically said that it would be good if Mahatma Gandhi's image was removed from the currency notes because of the way corrupt leaders used them.
Tushar had also condemned PM Modi when he had replaced 'Bapu' in the KVIC diary and calendar.