“In India, two leaders were made ‘Chacha’ and ‘Bapu’. For me, only freedom fighters like Kartar Singh Sarabha and Bhagat Singh are my fathers,” AAP leader Gurpreet Ghuggi said here today.Addressing a gathering during the AAP’s volunteers’ meet here today, Ghuggi said a scenario had been created in India wherein the sacrifices of other freedom fighters had been dwarfed in comparison to India’s first PM Jawaharlal Nehru and Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi. No one remembers where Rajguru and Sukhdev came from.He said, “Sorry, I won’t fall for this. For me, Kartar Singh Sarabha is my father. Shaheed Bhagat Singh is my father. Sohan Singh Bhakna, Gurdit Singh, Teja Singh Sutantar, Banta Singh Sanghwal…they are my fathers. Those who gave their lives for freedom are my fathers.”Even while AAP primarily acknowledges Bhagat Singh and his idea of Swaraj as its inspiration, party leaders have so far refrained from taking digs at Mahatma Gandhi.AAP leaders Sanjay Singh, Durgesh Pathak, state convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur and MP Bhagwant Mann, who were supposed to be present, did not turn up on the occasion.
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