Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday called for a discussion on Mahatma Gandhi's assassination in the Upper House. Swamy argued that since the topic was being discussed by many parliamentarians, it should be brought up in the Rajya Sabha, IANS reported.
"Recently the Narendra Modi government has placed most of the files related to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in the National Archives. A lot of comments are being made, including by parliamentarians," Bharatiya Janata Party parliamentarian said, adding that the number of bullets fired remains disputed as no autopsy was carried out.
On July 19, the Supreme Court had pulled up Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his "collective denunciation" of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. The Congress leader had blamed the RSS for Mahatma Gandhi's assassination. The apex court said he may have to face trial and gave him time till July 27 to submit his arguments in connection with the defamation case filed against him for his accusation against the organisation.
Congress party members, however, protested against Swamy's demand, saying no specific names should be taken during the Rajya Sabha discussion.