‘Mahatma Gandhi Can’t Be Compared With Anyone’: Maha Cong Chief On Amruta Fadnavis’ Two Fathers


New Delhi: Maharashtra Congress President on Thursday reacted to Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s wife Amruta Fadnavis’s two fathers of nation remark and said that the Father of the nation couldn’t be compared with anyone, as reported by the news agency ANI. BJP’s new India’ is only about making few friends super-rich while the rest of the population remains downtrodden and hungry, he added. 

“Father of the nation can’t be compared with anyone. Their (BJP) ‘new India’ is only about making a few friends super-rich while the rest of the population remains downtrodden & hungry. We don’t need this ‘new India’, Patole told ANI. 

Congress MP Pramod Tiwari also reacted to Amruta Fadnavis’ remark and said that the remark is an insult not only to the Father of the Nation but the nation. “Insult to not only Father of the Nation but the nation. There can be 2 fathers in BJP but not in the country. There’ll be only one Father of Nation,” Tiwari told ANI.

Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, on Wednesday sparked controversy after calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi the ‘Father of the Nation’ of ‘New India’.

Speaking at a programme in Nagpur where she was invited as the chief guest, Amruta said, “India has two fathers of the nation. One belonged to the India of yore and the other is for a new India. I believe that Mahatma Gandhi is the ‘Father of the Nation’ of India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the ‘Father of the Nation’ of new India.”

(With ANI Inputs)