Replacing Mahatma Gandhi with PM Modi is an act of sedition: Lalu Yadav
Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Tuesday described the replacement of Mahatma Gandhi's picture with that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) calendar and diaries as an insult of 'Bapu'.
"The replacement of Mahatma Gandhi's picture with that of PM Modi on the Khadi Udyog's calendar is very unfortunate. Modi cannot be even an iota of the personality of the Father of the Nation. I strongly condemn the development which has insulted 'Bapu'," Prasad said while talking to the reporters at his residence where he hosted a 'Dahi-Chura' feast on occasion of Makar Sankranti.
Prasad went on tagging the replacement of Mahatma Gandhi's picture as an act of 'sedition'. He said that people must protest against the incident as it was an insult to Mahatma Gandhi.
He further said that after taking oath as the PM of the country, Modi went to Gandhi's memorial and paid his tributes to him and now he and his party were practising such bad acts.
"Hey Ram! Total insult to the Father of Nation by PM...RSS gang killed Gandhi Ji & now hell bent on usurping and killing his ideology & thoughts," Lalu Prasad Yadav had tweeted earlier.
A controversy erupted when KVIC published its calendar and diary with a photo of PM Modi spinning the charkha, which normally used to comprise Mahatma Gandhi's picture.
Clarifying over the same, KVIC Chairman VK Saxena had said, "There is no such rule or tradition that we can publish only Gandhiji's photo on our calendar or on the cover of diary. His photo was not printed in 2002, 2005, 2011, 2013 and 2016."