MUMBAI: Controversy queen Rakhi Sawant once again made news. Recently the actress was in limelight after AAP MLA Raghav Chadha made a remark using Rakhi’s name in Punjab politics. The actress has again made headlines after a BJP leader attempted to equate the actress to Mahatma Gandhi.
The controversial statement was made during the BJP's Prabuddha Sammelan in Unnao’s Bangarmau area on Saturday. The UP Assembly Speaker Hriday Narayan Dixit was invited to the event, as he hailed from the district. The video of his statement has gone viral on social media.
According to a report by the Indian Express, the speaker said, “Gandhi ji kapde kam pehante thhey, dhoti pehente thhey…Gandhi ji ko Bapu kaha gaya. Ab agar kapde utarne se koi mahan ho jata hai toh Rakhi Sawant Mahatma Gandhi se bari ban jati [Gandhi ji used to wear few clothes, he used to wear dhoti..Gandhi ji was called Bapu.. now, had anyone become a great personality just by shedding their clothes then Rakhi Sawant would have been bigger than Gandhi.”
However, in an interview with Indian Express, Hriday Narayan Dixit defended his controversial statement, claiming that the video was taken out of context and that he was merely praising Mahatma Gandhi.
He said “I was praising by trying to explain that a person becomes big by hard work, honesty, his karma and his capabilities… I was trying to explain that there are various factors that make one great. “One should listen to the entire video to understand what I was saying.”