Ahmedabad: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s remarks on Hindutva ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar have triggered a row in Maharashtra. Reacting to Gandhi’s remarks, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday mentioned letters cited by Congress chief Rahul Gandhi whereas making crucial remarks in opposition to freedom fighter VD Savarkar have been frequent through the British rule and even Mahatma Gandhi used to put in writing such missives. Fadnavis, a star-campaigner of the Bhartiya Janta Celebration, whereas addressing a rally in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar, slammed the Congress MP, saying he’s keen on insulting nationwide heroes besides these belonging to the Gandhi-Nehru household.
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.
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“No matter Rahul Gandhi mentioned was infantile. The type letters he’s displaying…I wish to inform him that Mahatma Gandhiji had additionally written such letters. Folks have printed them, too. He all the time insults our revered nationwide figures besides these from the Gandhi-Nehru household,” mentioned Fadnavis in his handle on the marketing campaign rally for the BJP in Gujarat.
आज गुजरात येथे प्रचारासाठी आलो आहे. भाजपासाठी अत्यंत सकारात्मक वातावरण आहे. मा. पंतप्रधान नरेंद्रजी मोदी यांची one-sided लहर आहे. भाजपाचा अभूतपूर्व विजय निश्चित आहे!
आणि राहुल गांधी जे काही महाराष्ट्रात येऊन बोलत आहेत, ते केवळ consideration searching for साठी आहे !
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— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) November 18, 2022
“He doesn’t imagine in Savarkar, or Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose or Sardar Patel. As a substitute, he all the time tries to defame them,” alleged the BJP chief.
Union Cupboard minister Anurag Thakur, who was in Surat district to canvas for native BJP candidates forward of the December 1 polls, additionally slammed Gandhi and the Congress over the Savarkar problem, saying the Opposition occasion and its leaders won’t ever have the ability to look past one household.
“Earlier, he used to speak about Hindu terrorism and likewise went to the JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru College in New Delhi) to specific assist for many who wished to interrupt India into items. Now, he’s criticising Savarkar,” mentioned Thakur in his handle at a rally in Surat.
Voting to elect a brand new 182-member Gujarat Meeting will likely be held in two phases — December 1 and 5 — and ballots will likely be counted on December 8.
(With PTI inputs)