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BJP workers barge into Congress' Pune office over Rahul Gandhi's Savarkar remark, stick posters saying 'Mafiveer Jawaharlal Nehru' | India News

BJP staff barge into Congress’ Pune workplace over Rahul Gandhi’s Savarkar comment, stick posters saying ‘Mafiveer Jawaharlal Nehru’ | Information

Pune: Protests have erupted in Maharashra over Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s remarks on Hindutva ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. Addressing a press convention throughout his Bharat Jodo Yatra in Maharashtra on Thursday, Gandhi confirmed a paper to the media individuals, claiming it was a letter written by Veer Savarkar to the British. He reiterated that Savarkar had helped the Britishers. In a protest in opposition to Gandhi’s remarks, a number of staff of the Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) barged into the Congress’s Pune metropolis headquarters on Friday and tried to blacken his images, information company PTI reported.

The protesters shouted slogans in opposition to Gandhi and caught posters with the message “Mafiveer (mercy seeker) Jawaharlal Nehru” on the partitions of Congress Bhavan, an official from Shivaji Nagar police mentioned. 

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“We detained 10 to fifteen staff from the premises of Congress Bhavan,” inspector Arvind Mane mentioned. One of many members of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the BJP’s youth wing, mentioned they got here to the Congress Bhavan to sentence Gandhi’s remarks in opposition to Savarkar. “We doubt if Gandhi is aware of the Congress’ historical past as a result of late prime minister Indira Gandhi had given ‘sanmaan patra’ (quotation) to Savarkar,” he mentioned.

The Congress chief had additionally earlier mentioned that Savarkar was an emblem of the BJP and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). His remarks have triggered protests.

In the meantime, the Pune police registered an offence in opposition to two Congress staff after they wrote “maafiveer” on a board at Savarkar’s memorial in Swargate space on Friday.

“The Congress staff allegedly wrote ‘maafiveer’ on a board on the Savarkar Smarak, positioned close to Sarasbaug in Swargate space,” mentioned senior inspector Ashok Indalkar of Swargate police station.

An offence below Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to trigger riot ), 504 (intentional insult to any individual resulting in provocation), 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant ), and related sections of Prevention of Defacement of Property Act.

In the meantime, the BJP’s metropolis unit mentioned that in view of the incident, they might “cleanse” the Savarkar Smarak with milk.

(With PTI inputs)

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