Gandhi asked Savarkar to file mercy plea before British: Rajnath Singh
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Gandhi asked Savarkar to file mercy plea before British: Rajnath Singh

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October 13, 2021

Hindutva icon Veer Savarkar filed a mercy petition with the British during his incarceration in Andaman jail on suggestion from Mahatma Gandhi, but his contribution to freedom struggle was maligned by those adhering to certain ideology and the same would not be tolerated anymore, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday.


New Delhi, 13 October2021

As per news report of The Indian Express,Rajnath Singh said this during the launch of a book on Savarkar at Ambedkar International Centre where RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat also addressed the gathering. Bhagwat said Savarkar was misunderstood because he spoke sternly but argued that had all of India spoken like him, the country would not have faced partition. He also agreed with the idea that roads should not be named after figures such as Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.The book–Veer Savarkar: The Man Who Could Have Prevented Partition—has been authored by Uday Mahurkar and Chirayu Pandit and published by Rupa publications.

Source - The Indian Express

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