Addressing the small gathering at here, referring to the remarks of BJP leader, Nirmala said that Verghese Kurien was an atheist and he never sponsored the alleged religious conversion.
Sharing some personal memories about the Milk Man, Nirmala said, “Despite being a Christian he was cremated”. She further added that people should ignore the politically toned statements.
Earlier, Dileep Sanghani a prominent BJP leader accused Verghese Kurien of financial misappropriation. Sanghani stated that Kurien had diverted funds to Christian missionaries in the tribal-dominated region of South Gujarat.