Madhya Pradesh Congress on Wednesday drafted Babulal Chaurasia, a former municipal corporator in the party. He is a former municipal corporator and a follower of Nathuram Godse who had pledged to spread Mahatma Gandhi’s killer message to people. The state Congress chief and former Chief Minister welcomed him in the party.
Madhya Pradesh Congress tweeted a picture of Nath giving Chaurasia a grand welcome last evening. Babulal Chaurasia had earlier quit the Congress and won civic polls as a member of the Hindu Mahasabha.
A Congress MLA in Gwalior justified the decision to take him back using the parallel of Rahul Gandhi. He said earlier he was in Congress but he fought the elections and got elected as a corporator from Hindu Mahasabha. Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi has forgiven the killers of his father. They are so large-hearted, it’s because of their values that a person worshipping Godse started worshipping Gandhiji, he added.
Meanwhile, Chaurasia claimed that he had been pushed to attend Godse tributes. He told reporters that he has been been associated with the Congress in the past, so it’s a return to the family.
The Congress is seeking to regain power in the upcoming muncipal polls in the Gwalior-Chambal region where the party performed poorly in the last elections. The region is a stronghold of Jyotiraditya Scindia, the former high profile leader of Congress who drafted to BJP, toppling Kamal Nath government and resulting in the return of BJP’s Shivraj Singh Chouhan to power.
BJP Spokesperson Rahul Kothari said the new entrant in the party is the result of their loss in the civic polls as they have been wiped out of the Gwalior-Chambal region. A month back, Kamal Nath had asked Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan whether he was with Mahatma Gandhi or with Nathuram Godse. Now he himself needs to answer that question.
Babulal Chaurasia made headlines in 2019 when he declared that he would forward Nathuram Godse’s last court statement to one lakh people.