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If you have courage, give Bharat Ratna to Savarkar: Sena MP

New Delhi: A Shiv Sena member in Lok Sabha on Monday dared the ruling BJP to give Bharat Ratna, the highest

civilian award of the

Republic of India, to Hindutva ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.

Participating in the debate on the Motion of Thanks on the President's address, Sena's Vinayak Raut said that "you (BJP) cannot teach Hindutva to us", when the one of the

BJP members tried to interrupt him.

"If you have courage, give Bharat Ratna to Savarkar," Vinayak said while addressing the debate.

The Shiv Sena will oppose the National Register of Citizens, he said, adding at a time when the nation is facing problems like unemployment,

inflation and atrocities on women, the government is trying to

mislead the country by raising the issue of NRC.

"If you bring the NRC, then you have to keep 35 crore Indians in detention camps," he added.

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