Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut (file photo)
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said on Wednesday that Veer Savarkar never apologized to the British. A day earlier, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh had claimed that freedom fighter Savarkar had written a mercy petition to the British on the request of Mahatma Gandhi.
Speaking to the media in Pune, Raut said the freedom fighters who were in jail for more than ten years used to make their strategy thinking that instead of being in jail, they can do something by coming out. He said that a different strategy is adopted while serving the sentence in jail. Raut said, “If Savarkar had adopted such a strategy, then it cannot be called an apology. Savarkar may have adopted such a strategy. Savarkar never apologized to the British.”
Raut has demanded Bharat Ratna for Savarkar
Raut has on several occasions demanded that VD Savarkar be honored with the Bharat Ratna. He said that Savarkar, the head of Hindutva, has always been a role model for his party. When asked about Rajnath Singh’s statement about Savarkar, Raut said that he was not aware of it.
Savarkar was wrongly accused of being a fascist: Rajnath Singh
Rajnath Singh on Tuesday described Veer Savarkar as a staunch nationalist and India’s first military strategist in the 20th century, saying he wrote mercy petitions to the British on Mahatma Gandhi’s request and was falsely accused of being a fascist by people of Marxist and Leninist ideologies. planted. Referring to the controversy about the mercy petitions of Savarkar, who was serving a life sentence in the Andaman in the 1910s, Rajnath Singh said, “It was a prisoner’s right.” Gandhiji had asked him to do so.
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