Shiv Sena furious over Rahul’s comment on Savarkar, Sharad Pawar assumes command, advises Congress to keep its stance soft
New Delhi. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (Rahul Gandhi) by VD Savarkar (VD Savarkar) After criticizing the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi alliance (Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi alliance) Nationalist Congress to reduce the tension in (NCP) Chief Sharad Pawar Sharad Pawar Has become active and has conveyed the concerns of Shiv Sena to the Congress leadership on this issue.
Opposition leaders said that the Congress has agreed to soften its stand on Savarkar. The party’s criticism of Savarkar has created uneasiness among its alliance partners NCP and Shiv Sena in Maharashtra. Two leaders told PTI that at a meeting of opposition leaders called by Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday evening, Pawar raised the issue and said targeting Savarkar, who is revered in Maharashtra, will not help the opposition alliance in Maharashtra. will do Both these leaders attended this meeting.
Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi were also present in the meeting along with the leaders of the opposition parties. Pawar also told Rahul Gandhi that Savarkar was never a member of the RSS and underlined that the real fight of the opposition parties was with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). . The BJP had accused Rahul Gandhi of ‘defaming’ India during his visit to Britain and demanded an apology from him. On this, former Wayanad Lok Sabha member Rahul Gandhi had said that he is not Savarkar, he is Gandhi and Gandhi does not apologise.
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Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray criticized Rahul Gandhi for his attack on Savarkar and said that his party would not tolerate the insult of the freedom fighter. Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray faction did not attend the meeting called by Kharge as a protest.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : March 28, 2023, 16:22 IST