Australian Prime Minister Anthny Albanese, who is currently on State visit to India has said that Mahatma Gandhi was one of the most significant figures of the 20th century. He said, it was an honour to lay a wreath at the memorial and represent Australia in paying tribute to Gandhi.
He visited Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial Raj Ghat in New Delhi this morning to pay his respects
Unfortunately, many in India do not take Mahatma Gandhi’s name very kindly. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the political party that rules in Delhi and Punjab, even took the regressive step of removing Gandhi’s photo from Government offices last year. However, AAP leader and former Dy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia, who is currently facing law enforcement agencies, has recently been seen invoking Gandhi’s name. Some fringe elements in other political parties including BJP, have not been kind to Gandhi of late.
Why world knows Gandhi? Najam Sethi explains significamce of Gandhi very cogently in the following video: