Day after former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that Congress was not in favour of what Veer Savarkar patronised, the Hindu Activist’s grandson, Ranjeet Savarkar defended the BJP and gave a push for the Bharat Ratna
New Delhi: While the BJP is seeking Bharat Ratna for Veer Savarkar, the Hindu activist's grandson, Ranjeet Savarkar defended his grandfather and said that even former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was his follower.
"Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi honoured Veer Savarkar. I feel she was his follower because she brought Pakistan to its knees, strengthened the army and foreign relations, she also did nuclear tests," Ranjeet Savarkar said.
Ranjeet Savarkar,grandson of Veer Savarkar: Indira Gandhi honoured Veer Savarkar, I strongly feel she was his follower because she brought Pakistan to its knees,strengthened army and foreign relations, she also did nuclear tests.All this is against Nehru and Gandhi's philosophy pic.twitter.com/itIDI4QlKe— ANI (@ANI) October 18, 2019
Ranjeet also added that Indira Gandhi's moves were against Jawahar Lal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy.
Savarkar's grandson also lashed out at AIMIM chief Asadduddin Owaisi for opposing the demand and asked him to follow Savarkar and keep religion in the house.
"Owaisi should follow Savarkar's belief that when you are out, you are not Hindu or Muslim but an Indian," Ranjeet said.
Ranjeet further said that Savarkar expected people who entered the Parliament to keep their caste, religion, sex outside. "You won't find a more secular man than Savarkar," he said.
Ranjeet,grandson of Veer Savarkar:Owaisi should follow Savarkar's belief that keep religion in your house,when out you are not Hindu or Muslim but Indian.Savarkar expected all who enter Parliament to keep caste,religion,sex etc out. You wont find a more secular man than Savarkar https://t.co/dFir8hwDKs pic.twitter.com/FeGRpgxQZj— ANI (@ANI) October 18, 2019
Ranjeet Savarkar's comments came a day after senior Congress leader and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that Congress was not in favour of what Savarkar patronised and stood for.
It should be noted that Indira Gandhi had issued a postal stamp in Savarkar's memory.
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