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Asaduddin Owaisi slams Rajnath Singh over Savarkar statement, says BJP will soon declare him Father of the Nation

The AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday slammed the Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh over his comment on Savarakar at a book launch event earlier in the day. Hitting back at Singh, Owaisi said the BJP will soon declare Vinayak Damodar Savarkar as the father of the nation.

Speaking with the ANI reporters, Owaisi said that the BJP is presenting distorted history. If this continues, they will remove Mahatma Gandhi and make Savarkar, who was accused of the murder of Mahatma Gandhi and was pronounced complicit in the inquiry of Justice Jeevan Lal Kapur, as the father of the nation, he said.

Referring to the controversy about the mercy petition of Savarkar, who was serving a life sentence in the Andaman during 1911, Rajnath Singh had said it was the right of a prisoner and he did so at the behest of Mahatma Gandhi. He was speaking at the launch of the book Veer Savarkar: The man who could have prevented partition.

Addressing the public at the book launch event on Savarkar, Singh said that lies were spread about Savarkar. It was said that he filed mercy petitions before the British government seeking his release from jail. It was Mahatma Gandhi who asked him to file mercy petitions, Singh had also said.

Calling Savarkar a hero, Rajnath Singh had alleged that the people influenced by some particular ideology try to put a question mark on the character of a nationalist. He will remain a hero in the future.

Read Also: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat says campaign to defame Savarkar, Swami Vivekananda next

Some people accused him of being a Nazi, a fascist but the truth is that those who made such allegations were influenced by Leninist, Marxist ideology, he said.

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