Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday has shamed Shiv Sena their "soft" reply to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's 'Savarkar' remark. He alleged that Shiv Sena is dealing softly with the Congress leaders to remain in power. He also said that Maharashtra and India will not tolerate the insult to Veer Savarkar.
Former Maharashtra CM & BJP leader, Devendra Fadnavis: The kind of people Shiv Sena has to deal with to remain in power is very clear. Maharashtra & country will never tolerate the insult to Savarkar ji. Earlier Shiv Sena used to react very sharply, why have they gone soft now? https://t.co/NPbUr6HbCd— ANI (@ANI) December 14, 2019
Fadnavis condemned Rahul Gandhi's "I am not Rahul Savarkar" jibe, saying that the Congress leader does not match the 'nails of Savarkar.' Fadnavis further said that nobody becomes a 'Gandhi' just by their last name. At the 'Bharat Bachao' rally in Delhi led by Congress bigwigs, the former party chief said that he was Rahul Gandhi, not Rahul Savarkar - alluding to Savarkar's alleged apology to the British seeking an early release from Andaman jail. The BJP leader said, Savarkar ji faced torture for 12 years in the cells of Andaman jail, Rahul Gandhi cannot do it for even 12 hours.
Rahul Gandhi’s statement is absolutely condemnable!— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) December 14, 2019
He is nowhere close to even a single good deed of Veer Savarkar & his greatness.
Not just this,he should not even do the blunder of considering himself as ‘Gandhi’!One cannot become ‘Gandhi’by just keeping his surname as Gandhi!
Defiant in his refusal to apologise for his 'Rape in India' comment, former Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday, said that he will not apologise for the truth. Recalling the ruckus in the parliament on Friday due to his comments, he stated that in spite of BJP MPs' demand for his apology, he would die before he apologises for the truth. Taking a dig at Father of Hindutva - Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, he said he was Rahul Gandhi, not Rahul Savarkar - alluding to Savarkar's alleged apology to the British seeking an early release from Andaman jail.