Yatra answer to Savarkar’s insult: Eknath Shinde | India News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Main the Veer Savarkar Gaurav Yatra in his hometown Thane on Sunday, chief minister Eknath Shinde stated the procession was a solution to these insulting the late Hindutva ideologue. Deriding Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray, Shinde requested if he had the braveness to hit Congress chief Rahul Gandhi with a slipper identical to the late Sena founder Bal Thackeray, who had hit an effigy of Congress chief Mani Shankar Aiyar, with a footwear for ‘insulting’ Savarkar in 2004.
Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar additionally challenged Thackeray to get an apology from Rahul and stated he should break the alliance with Congress.
Hordes of individuals, carrying saffron caps and scarves, participated in BJP-Shiv Sena’s Savarkar gaurav yatras held throughout the town. “By the yatras, we’re giving a message that nobody will tolerate the insult of Veer Savarkar within the nation,” stated Shinde. “You will note a small glimpse of it right now within the gaurav yatra in Thane…BJP and Shiv Sena have taken out the yatras to convey Savarkar’s ideas to each family.”
The CM added: “Savarkar’s patriotism…is a matter of satisfaction for each countryman, however he’s consistently being insulted…Will they [Sena UBT] even present braveness to sentence Rahul Gandhi?”
Final month, whereas addressing the media after being disqualified from the Lok Sabha and amid BJP’s calls for for an apology for the ‘Modi surname’ comment, for which he was convicted for legal defamation and sentenced to 2 years’ jail by a Surat court docket, Rahul had stated: “My title shouldn’t be Savarkar, my title is Gandhi and Gandhi doesn’t provide an apology to anybody.”

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