New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday demanded a discussion on Mahatma Gandhi's assassination, saying no autopsy was conducted on the body. Swamy argued that since the topic was being discussed by many parliamentarians, it should be brought up in the Rajya Sabha.
Raising the issue in the Rajya Sabha amid protests from the Congress, Swamy said this must be debated as "parliamentarians" were making comments on it and had to be pulled up by the Supreme Court. "Recently the Narendra Modi government has placed most files related to the assassination in the National Archives. I had a chance to go through them. "A lot of comments are being made including by parliamentarians. The Supreme Court has had to pull them up and give them a warning," he said.
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.