“If Veer Savarkar was PM, Pakistan would have not existed”, says Uddhav Thackeray

Uddhav Thackeray said, “Savarkar’s name gets dragged into heated political debates often by Congress leaders but PM Modi Paying to freedom fighter”


Mumbai– Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said Pakistan would have not existed if Hindutva ideology Veer Savarkar been the country’s PM at the time, and demanded Bharat Ratna should be awarded to him.

Thackeray was speaking at the launch of a biography titled “Savarkar Echoes from A forgotten Past”. “Savarkar must be awarded the Bharat Ratna. We don’t deny the work done by Gandhi and Nehru, but the country saw more than two families born on the Political scene”, said Thackeray.

I’d have called Nehru as Veer if he had survived in jail for 14 minutes against Savarkar who stayed in Prison for 14 years added Thackeray.

Thackeray said, “‘The authorities of the book Vikram Sampath would buy copies and ensures that every school and college in the state stocks it is libraries, adding it should be compulsory reading for MPs and MLAs too Sampath said Savarkar’s story deserves to be written”.

Speaking on his book, Sampath said “It is the first of two volumes and covers the period between 1883 to 1924, from Savarkar’s birth at Bhagur in Nashik district to his days as a firebrands student leader in Pune’s Fergusson College, as well as his fight for freedom that ended in a life sentence in the infamous Cellular Jail. savarkar was conditionally released from jail in 1924”.

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