Aurangabad: According to Lok Sabha MP and AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi, Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse killed him once, but modern-day "Godses" are killing Gandhi's India on a day-to-day basis.

Addressing a public rally on Wednesday, Owaisi said, "Godse (Nathuram) ne toh Gandhi ko goli mari thi, magar maujuda Godse Gandhi ke Hindustan ko khatam kar rahe hain. Jo Gandhi ke maan ne wale hain main unse keh raha hun ki iss watan-e-azeez ko bacha lo (Godse had shot Gandhi, but modern-day Godses are killing Gandhi's Hindustan everyday. I request the followers of Gandhi to save this beloved nation)."

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader also targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah for attempting the National Register of Citizens (NRC) drive by saying, "Narendra Modi and his home minister keep saying that they will bring NRC in India. They forget that there is a Constitution in India."

Reacting to this, BJP chief spokesperson, Krishna Saagar Rao spoke to MyNation and said, "AIMIM leaders, Owaisi brothers and the inheritors of Kasim Rizvi are talking of Gandhi. The leaders who did not hoist the national flag at their party office in Darussalam for decades are talking of Mahatma Gandhi. Asaduddin Owaisi referring to PM Modi and Amit Shah as Godses is the height of audacity. And moreover, AIMIM as a party is irrelevant to new India."