In a candid conversation with India Today Consulting Editor Rajdeep Sardesai during a session at the India Today Conclave South 2017 on the second day of the event, Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, said, “The present Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reduced the name of Mahatma Gandhi to his spectacles.”
“But the question is why does he need those spectacles? He needs it because there is room for veracity,” Gandhi said.
BJP speaks about Sardar Patel because he also stood for veracity, Gopalkrishna Gandhi said.
“Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal brought a fresh hope on Jantar Matar few years ago. I don’t know how will Kejriwal perform but he brought some fresh hope,” Gopalkrishna Gandhi said.
“Kejriwal, Kanhaiya Kumar and Jignesh (Mevani) bring hope for new politics of India,” said Gandhi adding, “The governments come and go but he electorates and the electorate vending machine stay. I believe, India will produce such people, who will protect the country from its leaders.”