New Delhi: The great grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Tushar Gandhi today expressed his outrage over photos of Prime Minister Narendra Modi used on the calendar and diaries of the Khadi Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and called for termination of the commission.
The whole controversy came into limelight after pictures of Modi spinning the charkha donning on the cover page of the KVIC colander and dairy, the photos of Modi’s were used instead of the iconic pictures of Mahatma Gandhi weaving khadi on charkha wearing his trademark loin cloth.
Tushar reacting on the development questioned the sincerity of the KVIC and also took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He told media persons, “Anybody can become an icon of anything but in order to be appreciated it has to be sincere. It has to be ideological and not just a mere photo prop.”
He said, “Now matter how much they pretend, they do not believe in Gandhian ideology. So there is no question of sincerity. This is just a desperate attempt to snatch Mahatma’s legacy.”
Tushar blamed the KVIC for turning khadi, a symbol of empowerment, into a “helpless fabric”.