New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy raked up fresh controversy on Tuesday when he said that Mahatma Gandhi could've survived his assassination if he was rushed to the hospital on time.
Swamy's comment followed that of the Supreme Court's summoning of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for claiming that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) was behind the assassination as Nathuram Godse was a member of the Hindutva organisation.
The Rajya Sabha MP said that there was an option of Gandhi being rushed to Delhi's Willington Hospital (RML Hospital), but he was eventually kept in the Birla House.
As expected, Swami's comment ignited furore in the parliament when most of the Congress members slammed the BJP leader for his remark. "I am not taking any name except that of Mahatma Gandhi's. I will not take any other Gandhi name," said Swamy.
Swamy also exclaimed that there was dispute regarding the rounds of bullet shot during the assassination. Although Nathuram Godse said that he had fired two shots, public prosecutors claimed that Gandhi had suffered three bullet wounds.