New Delhi, ANI. Rajnath Singh said that all the misconceptions were spread about Savarkar and he was looked down upon. He was given analogies like Fascist and Nazism. His contribution to nation building was overlooked. In doing so, people belonging to one ideology were ahead. It cannot be said to be fair. Nationalist Savarkar was and will remain a great hero. He claimed that Savarkar had written a letter of apology to the British after being imprisoned at the behest of Mahatma Gandhi.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday that there can be debates about the personality and work of national heroes, but ignoring and humiliating the contribution of Veer Savarkar by looking through the prism of ideology is not forgivable and justified. Rajnath Singh said that while disproving the statements of a certain section of people about mercy petition before the British, it claimed that Savarkar had given mercy petition before the British at the behest of Mahatma Gandhi. He said that a lot of lies were spread about Savarkar.
#WATCH | Lies were spread about Savarkar. Time & again, it was said that he filed mercy petitions before British Govt seeking his release from jail… It was Mahatma Gandhi who asked him to file mercy petitions: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at launch of a book on Savarkar y’day pic.twitter.com/Pov4mI0Ieg
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October 13, 2021
Rajnath Singh said this at the release program of the book ‘Veer Savarkar Who Could Have Prevented Partition’ by Uday Mahurkar and Chirayu Pandit. Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat also participated in this. Singh said that the section influenced by a particular ideology is unfamiliar with the life and ideology of Veer Savarkar and they do not have a proper understanding of it, they have been raising questions.
He said that there can be debates about the personality and work of our national heroes, but looking down upon them cannot be said to be fair and just in any way. Rajnath Singh said that Veer Savarkar was a great freedom fighter, in such a situation it is not excusable to ignore and insult his contribution by looking through the prism of ideology.