Godse was God sent”, “Gandhi should have been hanged“, “Godse had valid reasons to shoot Gandhi”, “I repeat I’m a big Godse fan, so what? What do the people who posted these tweets have in common? Yes, they are all followed by the honorable Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi. “गांधी जयंती पर बापू को शत्-शत् नमन! I bow to beloved Bapu on Gandhi Jayanti. His noble ideals motivate millions across the world,” Even as PM Modi tweeted his homage to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, he continues to follow many of those who celebrate the killer of Gandhi.

The video that is attached to Mr. Modi’s tweet pays a personal tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his Birth Anniversary. Though from Prime Minister downwards, BJP leaders don’t miss to their mandatory Gandhi Jayanti tweet, the situation on the ground among the followers of the RSS ideology is very different. From criticizing Gandhi to praising Godse, you can see it all there.

गांधी जयंती पर बापू को शत्-शत् नमन! I bow to beloved Bapu on Gandhi Jayanti. His noble ideals motivate millions across the world.

Alt News researched the tweets of the people Mr. Modi follows to see the sentiment they express towards the father of the nation and his murderer. Here is a small selection:

There are those deify him and are ardent admirers

OMG its such gr8 feeling to share your b’day with Nathuram Godseji…now I know why i chose him against “G”

@siddarthpaim We just want to know who those worthless creeps are that praise Godse, so Sibal & Chidu can track ur IP address @ArkJaiswal

@gsurya :: I am a big fan of Nathuram Godse. Anytime you, Sibbal or Chindu can visit me.. Most welcome! @siddarthpaim

Yet others find rational reasons to justify the killing of the Mahatma

Why I killed Gandhi http://shar.es/1Hkr1l  Nathuram Godse had his reasons to assassinate M K Gandhi. A fair society must hear him out too.

Godse’s love for India was intense and he was fed up of the continued Muslim appeasement done by Gandhi, which was destroying India.

Many of us criticize Nathu Ram Godse for what he did, but if you ponder over why he did it, i think i’ll pass his act as equitable action.

Yet, the common feature in many being that they see nothing wrong with the killer

What’s wrong with Sri Godse ??? Any Gandhi Supporter …. Reply Plzz

Veer Savarkar Bano Bhagat Sinh Bano Nathu Ram Godse ki Tarah Desh ke Gaddaro ko Samne hi Maro—-VANDE MATRAM

And others who equate Godse to Ram, Krishna and Obama while equating Gandhiji to Osama, Kans and Ravan

Ram ne Raavan ko maara. (R-R)
Krishna ne Kans ko maara.(K-K)
Godse ne Gandhi ko maara.(G-G)
Obama ne Osama ko… http://fb.me/Z1DKllCU

Ram ne Raavan ko Mara. Krishna ne Kans ko. Godse ne Gandhi ko. Obama ne Osama ko maarna hi tha obviously.‘sdeathanniversary.

Ram ne Ravan ko maara (R=R)Krishna ne Kansa ko (K=K)Godse ne Gandhi ko (G=G)Obama ne Osama ko (O=O) Corruption maarega Congress ko (C= C)

And others who wish Godse were still around for more such jobs

We need someone like Nathuram Godse who will show this harami digvijay & raj babbar their real place

Wish Nathuram Godse would have alive today to teach a lesson to Prashant Bhusan.

And those who salute Godse and support the idea of statues in his memory

The above is only a small extract from a large number of such tweets by people Mr Modi handpicked to follow. Though he follows so many admirers of Nathuram Godse, Mr. Modi himself has never tweeted anything in his praise. At the same time, he has never said anything negative about him either. His views on Godse remain unsaid, never to be expressed openly.