Rahul Gandhi's 'I Am Not Rahul Savarkar' Attack Puts Uddhav In A Fix; BJP Waits & Watches

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Sena chief and Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has been questioned by the BJP after Rahul Gandhi's latest salvo against Veer Savarkar, at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan

Written By Devarshi mankad | Mumbai | Updated On:
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BJP spokesperson and I-T chief Amit Malviya has wondered aloud how Rahul Gandhi saying "My name is not Rahul Savarkar, it is Rahul Gandhi. I will never apologise for truth, I will die but not say sorry and neither any Congress worker will apologize," remark over the outrage over his 'Rape In India' comment will be defended by Congress ally Shiv Sena, a party which has historically upheld Veer Savarkar and his ideology.

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Ideological differences resurface 

Malviya's tweet puts Shiv Sena in a fix since the Sena came to power in Maharashtra only after a post-poll alliance and compromise with the Congress and the NCP, thus forming the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA). However, the NCP and Congress don't accept the 'Hindutva' ideology and thus Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray will again be caught in an awkward situation, having already had to acquiesce to having the word 'secular' placed at the very top of the alliance's Common Minimum Programme. 

The alliance has been under a lot of scrutiny because of the ideological differences between the parties and is already walking a tightrope, especially after Sena's flip-flops regarding the Citizenship Amendment Act which was passed in the Parliament this week. 

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The Congress and NCP had downright opposed the Bill, saying that it was unconstitutional and divided people on the basis of religion. The Shiv Sena, however, voted in support of the Bill in the Lok Sabha, whereas in the Rajya Sabha, the Sena MPs walked out of the House just before the voting took place. 

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