New Delhi, Pretr. Defense Minister and BJP leader Rajnath Singh on Wednesday came under attack from opposition leaders for his remarks related to Mahatma Gandhi and Veer Savarkar. Opposition leaders alleged that Rajnath Singh was ‘trying to rewrite history’. Singh had said on Tuesday that Savarkar had given mercy petitions to the British government at the behest of Mahatma Gandhi.
Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi shared on Twitter a copy of a letter written by Mahatma Gandhi to Savarkar’s brother on June 25, 1920, alleging that Rajnath Singh was distorting what Gandhi wrote. – Presenting twisted. Ramesh said, ‘Rajnath Singh is one of the few serious and decent people of the Modi government. But it seems that even he has not been able to break free from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s habit of rewriting history. What Mahatma Gandhi wrote on January 25, 1920, he has presented it differently.’ Owaisi also said that Savarkar had given the first mercy petition in 1911, six months after he was jailed. At that time Mahatma Gandhi was in South Africa. After this Savarkar gave mercy petition in 1913-14.
both letters should be made public
JD(U) leader KC Tyagi, an ally of the JD(U) BJP, said the letters exchanged between Gandhi and Savarkar should be made public. “It is true that Savarkar was in jail for many years. But it is also true that he apologized and was released from the agreement made after the agreement with the British rule.’
Savarkar set an example of supreme sacrifice
Defending Sinhasavarkar, BJP MP Rakesh Sinha tweeted, “Congress opposes Savarkar who never joined British rule and set an example of supreme sacrifice for the motherland. However, some people regularly had dinner at Mountbatten’s house. BJP’s IT cell chief Amit Malviya quoted one of Gandhi’s remarks about Savarkar as saying, “He is very intelligent. He is brave, he is a patriot. He had seen before me the evil inherent in the present government. He is in Andaman because he loves India very much. He would have held a high position in the government.’Shiv Sena on Savarkar: BJP’s Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut of Maharashtra’s Congress ally Sanjay Raut said that Veer Savarkar never apologized to the British. He said in Pune that a different strategy is adopted while serving sentences in jail.
apologized to all political prisoners
Ranjit Savarkar’s grandson Ranjit Savarkar said that the freedom fighter had apologized to all political prisoners. He also said that if the freedom fighter had apologized to the British, he would have been given some position.