Citing cases of greed and power in politics, he said, in our country, a person becomes 'mad' if he is elected as a Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA).
The MP from Bhopal had triggered uproar during a discussion in the lower house on the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill by DMK member A Raja, interjected with a remark purportedly in praise of Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse.
Rahul Gandhi further said that no matter how much the BJP worships Mahatma Gandhi; their real sentiments are bound to come out in some way or the other. "Nothing can be hidden," he added.
The party's Maharashtra unit chief Imtiaz Jaleel had last week said that the Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana posed an opportunity for the public to "change the atmosphere in the country".
The AIMIM chief further said the special provisions related to Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, Assam, and Himachal Pradesh will also be scrapped by the government soon.
Earlier in the day, when questioned about actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan's remark that India's first terrorist was a Hindu (in reference to Godse), Thakur said, "Nathuram Godse was a 'deshbhakt', is a 'deshbhakt' and will remain a 'deshbhakt'."
In yet another controversial remark, BJP Bhopal Lok Sabha candidate Pragya Singh Thakur Thursday described Nathuram Godse, who killed Mahatma...