Slamming AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, Indian revolutionary Vinayak Damodar Savarkar's grandson Ranjeet, on Friday, said that the AIMIM chief should follow Savarkar's belief of keeping religion private. He said once a person was in public, one was Indian rather than a Hindu and Muslim. He added that Savarkar had expected all who enter Parliament to keep caste, religion, sex etc out. He also claimed that Savarkar was the most secular man.
Ranjeet,grandson of Veer Savarkar:Owaisi should follow Savarkar's belief that keep religion in your house,when out you are not Hindu or Muslim but Indian.Savarkar expected all who enter Parliament to keep caste,religion,sex etc out. You wont find a more secular man than Savarkar https://t.co/dFir8hwDKs pic.twitter.com/FeGRpgxQZj— ANI (@ANI) October 18, 2019
Earlier on Tuesday, Owaisi had slammed BJP's poll promise of awarding Savarkar with the Bharat Ratna citing six statements about the late freedom fighter. He said that Savarkar had been implicated by Jeevan Lal Commission on Gandhi's assassination. He also stated that Savarkar called himself British's 'most obedient servant'. He also pointed out that Savarkar supported the two-nation theory and looked up to Hitler, blaming Jews for the Holocaust.
5 Wrote SIX letters to British requesting release from prison— Asaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) October 15, 2019
6 Looked up to Hitler & blamed Jews for the Holocaust
7 Muslims & other non-Hindus are to be kept outside the national fabric
8 Supported the 2 nation theory
In BJP's Maharashtra manifesto, the saffron party made a pitch for honouring Swatantraveer Savarakar with the Bharat Ratna - the highest civilian honour awarded to Indians. It also pushed for Bharat Ratna for educational reformers Mahatma Jyotiba Phule and Savitribai Phule. BJP released its poll manifesto ahead of the Oct 21 poll date in the presence of CM Devendra Fadnavis and party working president J P Nadda in Mumbai. The Manifesto is titled - 'Sampanna, Samruddha, Samarth Maharashtra.'
Vinayak Damodar Savarkar who is also known as Veer Savarkar was an Indian Independence fighter, politician, lawyer and the formulator of 'Hindutva' philosophy. He founded the Abhinav Bharat Society, which wrote extensively on the Indian Independence movement. He was later arrested and sentenced for revolutionary activities to two life terms of imprisonment totalling fifty years and was moved to the Cellular Jail in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He was later released in 1921.