After Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, another party leader has instructed former Congress President Rahul Gandhi in the Savarkar case. Maharashtra Home Minister Eknath Khadse, while speaking to reporters on Sunday, said that Rahul Gandhi should respect Hindu thinker Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. Reacting to Rahul's statement – My name is not Rahul Savarkar, Khadse said that everyone knows about the sacrifice that Savarkar made for the country.
Meanwhile, the BJP has also continued to attack the Congress leader in this matter. Party spokesman Shahnawaz Hussain said that the country will never forgive Rahul Gandhi for insulting Veer Savarkar. Talking to reporters, he said that there is no comparison between Rahul and Savarkar, whose surname is even borrowed.
Shahnawaz said that the Shiv Sena should choose one in power and freedom fighter. Just tweeting Savarkar's insult will not work. Uddhav Thackeray will have to decide if he will be a power partner with the Congress, which has disrespected the national symbol and freedom fighter?
Talking to reporters in Bengaluru, Union Minister Prahlad Joshi termed Rahul Gandhi and his family members as fake Gandhi. He said, 'Rahul Gandhi has said that he is not Rahul Savarkar. It is impossible for him to be Rahul Savarkar. Whatever Rahul may be, but speaking out against a patriot like Vinayak Damodar Savarkar shows the frustration of the Congress. '
Significantly, since this statement of Rahul Gandhi, not only Maharashtra, the politics of the country has come to boil. Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut also warned the Congress that it would avoid such statements in the future. After this, BJP leader and former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis also demanded an apology from Rahul Gandhi and he also demanded a reply from Shiv Sena. At the same time, the CM of Maharashtra said during the meeting in Nagpur that our government (Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP alliance) works under the Common Minimum Program and not on any particular ideology. Our thinking on Savarkar is still the same. On the Citizenship Amendment Act, he said, let's see what the court decides, after that we will put forward our case.