The grandson of the late Hindutva ideologue VD Savarkar has sought action against Rahul Gandhi for his comments, and also challenged the Congress leader to show documents that prove Savarkar had apologised to the British.
Rahul’s “My name is not Savarkar, my name is Gandhi, and Gandhi does not offer an apology to anyone” remark has drawn fire from BJP.
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The former Congress chief made this remark while addressing a press conference after being disqualified from the Lok Sabha.
‘Rahul’s comments childish’
Calling such comments childish, Savarkar’s grandson Ranjit Savarkar on Monday (March 27) said, “Rahul Gandhi is saying he won’t apologise as he isn’t Savarkar. I challenge him to show documents that prove Savarkar apologised”.
“Using the names of patriots to promote politics is wrong and deplorable. Action must be taken,” Savarkar said.
(With agency inputs)