Babulal Chaurasia, who attended installation of Nathu Ram Godse's idol in Gwalior in 2017, joined the Congress in presence of former CM Kamal Nath on Wednesday, reported ANI.

He told ANI, "I am a Congressman by birth. I left the party after I was denied the party ticket to municipal corporation elections. I had joined Hindu Mahasabha, contested & won the election. Later, I realised that I don't fit into their ideology: Gwalior corporator Babulal Chaurasia."

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The politician had earlier pledged to spread Mahatma Gandhi's killer Nathuram Godse's message to people. The photos of Kamal Nath giving Babulal Chaurasia the welcome were tweeted by the Madhya Pradesh Congress last evening.

Chaurasia claimed that he was forced to attend" Godse tributes.  

A Congress leader told NDTV the decision to take him back using the parallel of Rahul Gandhi. He said he was in Congress but he fought the elections and got elected as a corporator from Hindu Mahasabha. "Our party leader (Rahul Gandhi) has forgiven the killers of his father. They (Gandhis) are so large-hearted, it's because of their values that a person worshipping Godse started worshipping Gandhiji."