vice-president compares pm modi to mahatma gandhi, invokes congress’ ire
Mumbai: Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, at an event on Monday, November 27, drew parallels between Mahatma Gandhi and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, describing Mahatma Gandhi as the ‘mahapurush’ of the last century and termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the ‘yugpurush’ of this century.
Addressing an event dedicated to Jain mystic and philosopher Shrimad Rajchandraji, Jagdeep Dhankhar said, “I would like to tell you one thing, The mahapurush of last century was Mahatma Gandhi. Narendra Modi is the yugpurush of this century.”
“Mahatma Gandhi freed us from the slavery of British through satyagraha and non-violence. India’s successful Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken us to a path where we always wanted to be,” Jagdeep Dhankhar said.
Dhankhar also unveiled a mural of Shrimad Rajchandraji, who was born in Gujarat in 1867 and died in 1901. He is known for his teachings on Jainism and his spiritual guidance to Mahatma Gandhi.
“One thing is common between these two great personalities, the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, and PM Narendra Modi. They have reflected with respect to Shrimad Rajchandraji,” Dhankhar said.
“Forces opposed to the growth of this nation, forces that do not digest the rise of this country are coming together. Whenever there is something good happening in the country, they get into a different mode. This should not happen,” the Vice President said.
“The danger is very big. The countries which you see around (us), their histories are 300 or 500 or 700 years old, (while) our history is 5,000 years old,” he said.
‘Shameful’: Congress on Dhankar’s remark
The Vice President’s remark drew criticism from Congress leader Manickam Tagore who said it was ‘shameful’ to compare Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Mahatma Gandhi.
In a post on X, Manickam Tagore wrote, “If you compare with Mahatma it’s shameful sir, we all know there is a limit to sycophancy now you have crossed that limit, and to be in your chair and position and to be a sycophant does not add value sir.”
The Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur is a global movement that endeavours to enhance the spiritual growth of seekers and benefit the society. With its international headquarters at Dharampur in Gujarat, the Mission has several satsang centres, Shrimad Rajchandra Youth Groups and Shrimad Rajchandra Divine touch centres.News Related