Liquor baron buys Gandhi memorabilia in US auction

[TamilNet, Monday, 09 March 2009, 12:10 GMT]
The spectacles, chapels, pocket watch and eating plate along with a bowl, used by Mahatma Gandhi were bought for 92 million Indian rupees by Bangalore based Indian liquor baron Vijay Mallya when the memorabilia were auctioned in Washington, USA, on Thursday. “It is unfortunate that the Indian government first of all allowed them to go out of the country, didn’t take any legal effort to regain them and didn’t even care at least to buy them in the auction. It is a sad irony to see liquor money bringing back the belongings of Mahatma Gandhi, who throughout his life fought for temperance in India”, writes Communist Party of India (CPI) leader, C. Mahendran, in Janasakthi, Monday.

The Indian government spending huge amount of money abetting Colombo for the killing of Tamils couldn’t think of buying Gandhi’s memorabilia. This is the Indian government run by the Congress Party, he wrote further.

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Courtesy: Janasakthi, 09 March 2009, Page 8


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