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Won’t allow celebration of Godse’s death anniversary: Cong

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Congress in Maharastra today said it will not allow anybody to celebrate the death anniversary of Nathuram Godse, Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin, on November 15.

“Congress will not allow such insult to the father of the nation. Godse was responsible for the first act of terror in the independent India,” Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil said.

The senior Congress leader asked the BJP-led state government and the Centre to intervene and stop the event.

Hindu Mahasabha had announced that it would celebrate November 15 — the day Godse was hanged — as “Balidan Din” (sacrifice day).