Below is the exact statement issued by ex Supreme Court Justice Markandey Katju on Mahatma Gandhi.
Recently, Justice Katju has issued a number of statements stating Gandhi caused a lot of damage to India and called him a British Agent.
I call Gandhi as a ‘ Chaalak Paakhandi ‘ ( A cunning hypocrite ).
He is the root cause of most of the evils in public life in India today.
When such a fake and fraud, who furthered the British policy of divide and rule by constantly injecting religion into politics by speaking publicly for decades of Hindu religious ideas e.g.Ramrajya, go-raksha ( cow protection ), varnashram dharma ( caste system ), brahmachjarya ( celibacy ), etc which were bound to drive Muslims towards the Muslim League and India towards Partition, and who effectively diverted the freedom struggle from the revolutionary direction towards which Bhagat Singh, Surya Sen ( Masterda ), Chandrashekhar Azad, Ashfaqulla, Rajguru, Ram Prasas Bismil, Khudiram Bose and others were taking it to, towards harmless nonsensical channels like satyagrah, and who preached reactionary economic ideas like handspinning by charkha and the deceptive idea of trusteeship, was designated as ‘The Father of the Nation’ soon after Independence in 1947, then the present pathetic state and low level of Indian public life became inevitable.
Unless we strip the mask from the face of this cunning fraud, and expose him as a feudal minded hypocrite serving British interests, no improvement is possible.