New Delhi: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Thursday (November 17, 2022) once more focused Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and stated that he helped the British, including that he wrote a mercy petition to the then rulers. Addressing a press convention throughout his Bharat Jodo Yatra in Maharashtra, Gandhi additionally 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.
“I’ll learn the final line, which says ‘I urge to stay your most obedient servant’ and is signed V D Savarkar,” Gandhi stated.
Gandhi stated he was of the view that Savarkar signed the letter out of concern and in doing so, betrayed Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Pandit Nehru and different leaders of the liberty wrestle.
सावरकर जी ने अंग्रेजों की मदद की। उन्होंने अंग्रेजों को चिट्ठी लिखकर कहा – सर, मैं आपका नौकर रहना चाहता हूं।
– श्री @rahulgandhi pic.twitter.com/1sKszyDXR0
— Congress (@INCIndia) November 17, 2022
Earlier final week, throughout a rally in Washim district organised as a part of his 150-day lengthy foot march, Gandhi stated Savarkar is a logo of the Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
He was jailed in Andaman for two-three years and began writing mercy petitions, the Congress MP had stated.
Have ‘immense respect’ for Veer Savarkar, do not approve of Rahul Gandhi’s remarks: Uddhav Thackeray
In the meantime, former Maharashtra chief minister and Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday stated his get together has “immense respect” for VD Savarkar and that he doesn’t approve of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s remarks on the liberty fighter.
His remarks got here days after Rahul claimed that Savarkar wrote a e-book on himself with a distinct identify and highlighted how courageous he was. The previous Congress president had additionally stated that Savarkar used to take pensions from the British, work for them, and work in opposition to the Congress.
“We don’t approve of Rahul Gandhi’s remarks on Savarkar. Now we have immense respect and religion for Swatyantra Veer Savarkar and it can’t be erased,” Thackeray stated.
He additionally requested why the Centre has not conferred the Bharat Ratna on Savarkar.
The Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena faction has an alliance with the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Celebration, as a part of the Maha Vikas Aghadi.
His son and former Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray had participated within the Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra final week.