Gita Press: It’s not about Gita Press, but Congress’s dislike for Gita: BJP | India News

NEW DELHI: Continuing its attack on Congress for its criticism of the government for conferring the Gandhi Peace Prize to the Gita Press, BJP on Tuesday said that the remarks of the opposition leaders were not only for the Gorakhpur-based publisher but also against the scripture Bhagavad Gita.
“When Modi went to the US for the first time and presented the Gita to the then President Barack Obama, even then the leaders of the Congress were upset,” BJP spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi said as he asserted that the Congress’s opposition to Gita Press was in fact its reservations and dislike for the scripture itself.
Trivedi said it is proof of the party’s contempt for India, Hindu religion and the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi. Jairam Ramesh, Congress general secretary in charge of communications, on Sunday said that the decision to honour Gita Press with the Gandhi Peace Prize is a “travesty” and “it’s like awarding Savarkar and Godse”. BJP spokesperson said Mahatma Gandhi had written to Gita Press, commending its work and had suggested it not to take any advertisements. “In fact when Mahatma Gandhi was in jail, he wrote a praiseworthy letter for Hanuman Poddar, one of the founders of Gita Press, and hailed him for taking care of his ailing son.”

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