“Simplicity is important”; Will Gandhi’s ashram be renovated at a cost of 1,200 crore rupees?

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Shehina Hidayat

Rajasthan’s chief minister, Ashok Gehlot, opposes the redevelopment of the Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat. The Modi government’s decision to demolish the ashram and build a museum is shocking. He said the Prime Minister should intervene in the matter and ask the state government to reconsider the matter. He made it clear on Twitter. The Gujarat government’s decision to demolish the Sabarmati Ashram and build a museum came as a shock. Visitors come here to see how Gandhiji led a simple life. Gehlot also took to Twitter to criticize the attempt to change everything that upholds Gandhi’s ideals for political reasons. The Gujarat government has drawn up a Rs 1.2 billion plan to renovate the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad. It was the ashram where Gandhiji lived for 13 years from 1917 to 1930. The decision to renovate the ashram is disrespectful to the Father of the Nation. Several small non-traditional buildings in the 35-acre complex are said to be being demolished as part of the repairs, recently opposed by more than 100 prominent people, claiming it was an attempt to take over Gandhian institutions. Rajasthan’s Chief Minister Gehlot said the Sabarmati Ashram was known for its unity and brotherhood. People from inside and outside the country do not come to see world-class buildings on the ground, a symbol of simplicity and brotherhood. “Destroying the sanctity and dignity of the Ashram is disrespectful to our Father of the Nation. It seems that the political motive behind this decision is to change everything. The Gujarat government is planning a 1.2 billion rupee project, but many people Prominent including prominent historians, social activists, writers and politicians have spoken out against the decision to expand the ashram. ****

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