CHENNAI, APR 2:
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today presented documentary evidence to Congress members in the state Assembly to validate her minister’s argument that Mahatma Gandhi wanted to dissolve the century-old political party after Independence.
Responding to a demand by some Congress members, who had sought proof that Mahatma Gandhi had advocated dissolving of Congress after Independence, Jayalalithaa stunned them by reading out excerpts from ‘The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi — Volume 90.’
“Though split into two, India having attained political independence through means devised by the Indian National Congress, the Congress in its present shape and form, i.e., as a propaganda vehicle and parliamentary machine had outlived its use,” the CM read out, embarrassing the Congress members.
This article was published on April 2, 2013)