If you're familiar with some of the recent antics of Paul Nuttall, like for example lying about having lost close friends in the Hillsborough tragedy, Gandhi isn't likely the character comparison that springs to mind when you think of the current UKIP leader.
Admittedly the bald and bespectacled man shares at least two traits with the civil rights leader and activist but that is about where the similarities end. As far as we remember Gandhi didn't dress up as Toad of Toad Hall and make up bullshit in front of a poorly designed yellow and purple logo.
Nonetheless, during an interview at a racecourse in Wolverhampton, Nuttall made his case for their similarities.
"We raised some very important issues but I have to say in some cases it was trivialised and some of the responses were sniggering," he told the Express & Star.
"Raising issues of equality, women's rights, and FGM are the issues other parties don't want to tackle. UKIP will lead on these and as I said in our press conference I feel as if we are a decade ahead of our time – a bit like we were a decade ahead of our time on getting out of the EU, and on mass immigration. We led the debate on those issues and we will lead on these."
"It is a bit like the Gandhi thing – first they laugh at you, then they attack you, and then you win."
So perhaps not a direct comparison with himself, but comparing his failed and derided political career to the wise words of a spiritual leader is just as bad. Summing up his life achievements with "The Gandhi thing" too, nice touch.
Sounds like another one of those #PaulNuttallFacts.