Ranjit Savarkar, the grandson of Veer Savarkar, has urged Uddhav Thackeray to beat Rahul Gandhi in public for his polemical statement against his grandfather.
Bengaluru: Rahul Gandhi has already turned out to be an embarrassment not just for Congress, but also for the nation.
He doesn’t know what to speak when and how not to axe his own leg!
Though you could pardon him by saying he is politically immature and needs several yeons to earn the calibre to speak sense and understand the nuances of politics, he certainly can’t be pardoned for issuing diatribes and panegyrics against revered political and freedom fighters.
Take for instance his statement against Veer Savarkar. He said, "My name is Rahul Gandhi, not Rahul Savarkar. I will never apologise for speaking truth."
Such a polemic has really hurt the relatives of Savarkar. His grandson Ranjit Savarkar has urged Uddhav Thackeray to beat Rahul Gandhi publicly.
“It is good that Rahul Gandhi is not Rahul Savarkar or else we will have to hide our faces. Now, I want that Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray should beat him openly as he said many times that if anyone insults Veer Savarkar, he will beat him publicly. I expect the Shiv Sena would not change its stand on Veer Savarkar (that he should get Bharat Ratna).”
The BJP only hopes Shiva Sena divorces Congress in Maharashtra.
Sreenath Sheshadri, a BJP spokesperson said, “The Shiva Sena should move out of the alliance in Maharashtra. Congress has no moral rights to continue with the Shiva Sena when a great personality like Veer Savarkar who slogged for our freedom for years together is being put down by Rahul Gandhi.”
The Shiva Sena, in collaboration with the BJP, before the Maharashtra elections had sought Bharat Ratna for Veer Savarkar for his phenomenal role in the Indian Freedom Struggle.
But for the Congress, Veer Savarkar is nothing less than a divisive figure and a cauldron of communal hatred.
Last Updated 5:50 PM IST