Gandhi was a feudal minded hypocrite and reactionary, who was objectively a British agent, and did India great harm ( see my blogs on Gandhi on justicekatju.blogspot.in ). It is totally false to say that he was responsible for India's freedom.
No wonder the Britishers set up the statue of their agent Gandhi before the British Parliament in London. Why did they not set up the statues of our real freedom fighters like Bhagat Singh, Surya Sen, Chandrashekhar Azad, Bismil, Ashfaqulla, Rajguru, Khudiram Bose, etc whom they hanged or killed ?
Gandhi's economic ideas of charkha, khadi, self sufficient village communities, trusteeship, etc were totally reactionary and nonsense.
The real Father of the Nation is the great Emperor Akbar, not Gandhi ( see my blog on Akbar )