Acharya Madan allegedly praised Godse, calling him a true patriot and criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issues of Ram Temple.
Expenditure for the statue will be borne by Hindu Mahasabha worker Ramnath Luthra. “I’ll bear all the expenses for the construction of the statue till its completion,” he announced.
Hindu Mahasabha members said the plan is to complete the statue’s construction by January 30, the day on which Godse assassinated Mahatma Gandhi.
Abhishek Aggarwal, founder, Om Shiv Mahakaal Seva Samiti, when asked if the step to install Godse’s statue would create disharmony in Meerut, replied, “We have the democratic right to establish any statue within the premises which we own.”
Prodded further, Sharma added, “Godse was a martyr and Hindu Mahasabha has always been in his support. He was also connected to Hindu Mahasabha as he was once a part of the organization.”
This has come two days after the Hindu Mahasabha bought land at Siddhauli’s Para village in Sitapur district, where it intends to start constructing a Godse temple on January 30, the day Gandhi was shot dead.
No one will be allowed to disturb the law and order of the city and police will deal with such people strictly, he said.