“Dharm Sansad is okay however this hate speech is deplorable,” mentioned Chhattisgarh Well being Minister TS Singh Deo.

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A ‘Dharm Sansad’ or spiritual meeting held in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur triggered a row after Hindu spiritual chief Kalicharan Maharaj hailed Nathuram Godse for killing Mahatma Gandhi.

The 2-day gathering got here to an abrupt finish on Sunday after certainly one of its essential patrons, Ram Sundar Maharaj, walked off the stage in protest in opposition to the abusive phrases used for Mahatma Gandhi.

India Right now TV Consulting Editor Rajdeep Sardesai spoke to Chhattisgarh Well being Minister TS Singh Deo over a scarcity of sturdy motion.


Q: Mahatma Gandhi’s killers have been hailed on the Dharm Sansad in Chhattisgarh however no arrests?

Dharm Sansad is okay however this hate speech is deplorable; it must be proven in its true gentle, colors. I’m certain the federal government will take well timed motion.

Q: Kalicharan Maharaj additionally made a hate speech earlier in Maharashtra. The sense is, your governments are additionally reluctant to behave in opposition to such individuals. Motion is delayed. Why don’t you say ‘we’ll arrest them’

I shall be disenchanted if immediate motion just isn’t taken in Chhattisgarh. I consider an FIR has been lodged. If the police don’t take motion, it is going to definitely be disappointing.

Q: Your chief Rahul Gandhi retains saying that the Hindutvavadis, the sants and sadhus who unfold hate speeches need to be acted in opposition to. That is your probability to stroll the speak. Police will act solely when there’s political sign. Is the sign clear? Or you’ll not act due to Hindu vote-bank politics?

What Rahul ji mentioned is completely true. I shall be very disenchanted if the federal government doesn’t act. I do really feel I’m a part of a authorities that may act promptly.

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