Condemning the appreciation of Veer Savarkar by the RSS and the BJP, AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday claimed that by putting a portrait of Savarkar in Parliament, he was sending a message that Mahatma Gandhi will no longer be the Father of the Nation and Savarkar will take his place. . “What strikes me the most as an MP is that the Central Hall of Parliament has a picture of Mahatma Gandhi on one side and Savarkar on the other, which was mentioned by the Justice Jeevan Lal Kapur Commission. ,” he told media persons here.
He said that during the trial of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination, Savarkar was acquitted due to lack of evidence.
“But you put the photo in front of Gandhi? What message would you like to convey? RSS and BJP are giving a message to the nation that a moment is coming soon when Bapu will no longer be the Father of the Nation and Savarkar will be there.
Asked about RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s alleged remarks that Savarkar was not an enemy of Muslims and wrote ghazals in Urdu, Owaisi claimed that it was a recorded fact that Savarkar was against Urdu. He said that Urdu was promoted by Hindus and people of other religions.
“Savarkar used to accept fascism and Nazism,” he said. Owaisi alleged that RSS leaders believe that the country will start accepting even if they lie and try to hide.
He also sought to know whether Bhagwat in his report would contradict the observations of Justice Kapur Commission of Inquiry that Savarkar was involved in the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi and was part of the conspiracy. He claimed that Savarkar used to say that only Hindus are citizens of the country. The AIMIM president also targeted the NDA government at the Center over the alleged coal crisis in the country.