Union Minister Suresh Gopi dubbed former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi the ‘real architect’ of the country after Independence amid furore over his “mother of India” remark. The Lok Sabha MP — the lone BJP leader representing Kerala — also said that his deviation from the Congress was an ‘emotional’ decision. 

“My parentage, my traditions, the essence of Sanatana Dharma- I have to perform all those valuable traits. Simply because Indira Gandhi is Congress, and for that draconian act of hers, I cannot sway away from attributing. I call her the real architect of India post-independence until her death,” he said.

 

 

The BJP’s lone MP from K

#WATCH | Union Minister Suresh Gopi says, “Simply because my father’s family was a Congress family, my mother’s family worked up to the formation of Janasangh in Kerala… I was in the SFI. But the reason behind my shift was not political. It was emotional. I will live my life emotionally as well, acceptable to all classes of life, all segments of life, all levels of life… My parentage, my traditions, the essence of Sanatana Dharma- I have to perform all those valuable traits. Simply because Indira Gandhi is Congress, and for that draconian act of hers, I cannot sway away from attributing. I call her the real architect of India post-independence until her death…”

(With inputs from agencies)

 

 

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Published: 16 Jun 2024, 03:37 PM IST


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