New Delhi: A day after Rajnath Singh claimed that Hindutva icon Vinayak Damodar Savarkar wrote mercy petitions to the British regime on Mahatma Gandhi’s request, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday slammed the Union Defence Minister and alleged that quickly the Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) will declare Savarkar because the “father of the nation.”
“They (BJP) are presenting distorted history. If this continues, they will remove Mahatma Gandhi and make Savarkar, who was accused of the murder of Mahatma Gandhi and was pronounced complicit in the inquiry of Justice Jeevan Lal Kapur, as the father of the nation,” Owaisi stated whereas talking to information company ANI.
The Hyderabad MP’s remarks got here after Singh stated that Savarkar filed mercy petition with the British regime throughout his imprisonment in Andaman jail on the suggestion of Mahatma Gandhi, however individuals who observe the Marxist and Leninist ideology are those who accuse him of being a fascist.
Whereas talking at an occasion to launch a e-book on Savarkar, Singh described him as a “national icon” and likewise stated that lies had been unfold about Savarkar repeatedly.
Singh stated this whereas talking at an occasion to launch a e-book on Savarkar named: Veer Savarkar: The Man Who May Have Prevented Partition.
Even Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat, who was additionally current on the occasion, echoed related sentiments about Savarkar.
Bhagwat stated that Savarkar’s ideology of Hindutva by no means recommended differentiating between individuals on the idea of their tradition and methodology of worshipping the god.
In the meantime, reacting to Owaisi’s remarks, the grandson of Savarkar – Ranjit Savarkar stated that he doesn’t consider Mahatma Gandhi as the daddy of the nation.
“Country like India cannot have one father of the nation, there are thousands who have been forgotten,” he instructed ANI.