Uttar Pradesh CM reacts on Congress' criticism of Gandhi Peace Prize 2021 conferred on Gita Press
The awarding of the Gandhi Peace Prize to Gita Press sparked a political battle, with Congress criticizing the decision as equivalent to honoring Savarkar and Godse. BJP defended Gita Press, praising its contribution to Indian society and accusing Congress of a "Maoist mindset." Vishva Hindu Parishad and Congress leader Archarya Pramod Krishnam condemned the criticism. Gita Press, known for promoting Indian culture and Hindu scriptures, declined the cash prize but accepted the citation.