Mumbai: V D Savarkar’s grandson Ranjit Savarkar on Sunday asked Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to “thrash” Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in public for “insulting” the late Hindutva icon by his remarks.
Ranjit Savarkar said that those who insult VD Savarkar should be thrashed at a public square. He was referring to the comments made by Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Bachao Rally where Gandhi refused and rejected BJP”s demand for apology for his “rape in India” barb, and added that his name was Rahul Gandhi, not “Rahul Savarkar”, and he will never apologise for speaking the truth.
“Rahul Gandhi had repeatedly alleged that my grandfather had apologised to the British, which is not true. My grandfather had only agreed to the terms and conditions of the British to get freed from jail. He never swore allegiance to the British,” Ranjit Savarkar said.
Ranjit Savarkar said that he will file a defamation case against Rahul Gandhi for the Congress leader’s remark on the Hindutva icon.