Shah assails Rahul over jibe on Gandhi, Savarkar
Hitting out at Rahul Gandhi over his “Gandhi is ours, Savarkar yours” remark, BJP chief Amit Shah on Sunday asked the BJP cadres to launch a nation-wide movement against Congress on the issue of nationalism.
“Congress is now hell bent on insulting our national heroes. Congress and Rahul Gandhi are now targeting Veer Savarkar. Rahul ji used derogatory words for Savarkar. Rahul Gandhi told BJP in Parliament that Savarkar is ours (BJP’s).
“Rahul ji, we accept your views. BJP has no hesitation in accepting that Savarkar is ours. Rahul ji, you don’t know anything about Savarkar. BJP workers take inspiration from Savarkar’s life and his love for country. We are proud that a person like him was born in India,” said Shah said, addressing a farmers’ rally organised by BJP here.
Rahul Gandhi, while participating in a debate in the Lok Sabha earlier this month had made a reference to Savarkar, telling the treasury benches “we have Gandhi, you have Savarkar”. As BJP members remonstrated, the Congress leader said,”I just said Gandhi is ours and Savarkar yours. Did I say something wrong? Isn’t Savarkar yours? Have you dumped him? If you have, you have done a very good thing.”