Deeply hurt by ‘chatur baniya’ comment

New Delhi, June 12  Mahatma Gandhi’s granddaughter Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee on Monday said she was deeply hurt by the ‘chatur baniya’ comment by BJP President Amit Shah on Friday.

“As a biological grandaughter of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, my natural reaction is of deep hurt. Mahatma Gandhi is the Father of the Nation, and I also want to express my objective reaction as an Indian citizen,” a release quoted Bhattacharjee as saying.

Without mentioning Shah’s name, she said: “The senior politician should have had the wisdom to refer to Mahatma Gandhi as the greatest visionary of our time.”

Bhattacharjee is a trustee of the Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust.

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