Uproar over Rahul Gandhi’s statement on Savarkar, defamation case filed in Thane

Rahul Gandhi On Savarkar: Police in Thane city of Maharashtra filed a ‘‘abusive’ against freedom fighter VD Savarkar. A defamation case has been registered against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for the remark. An official gave this information on Friday. He said that an FIR was registered against Rahul Gandhi at Thane Nagar police station on Thursday.

The official said, ‘Chief Minister of Maharashtra Eknath Shinde. The complainant alleged that Rahul Gandhi hurt the sentiments of citizens by his derogatory statements against Savarkar. Have delivered. He said that a case has been registered under sections 500 (defamation) and 501 (printing or engraving defamatory matter) of the Indian Penal Code.

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Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Join India’ The yatra is currently passing through Maharashtra. At a press conference in Akola district’s Wadegaon on Thursday, he claimed that Savarkar helped the British rulers and wrote the mercy petition out of fear. Thus he named Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Jawaharlal Nehru and other leaders associated with the freedom struggle. betrayed with. Two days before this, Rahul Gandhi addressed a rally in Washim district as part of his visit. In this, he described Savarkar as the symbol of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

The Congress MP had said, ‘‘He (Savarkar) remained in jail for two-three years in Andaman. He started writing mercy petitions.’’ The BJP and Shinde-led Balasaheb’s Shiv Sena have criticized Gandhi over the remark. Workers of these parties are protesting against them. The Shiv Sena faction led by Congress’ alliance partner Uddhav Thackeray has also rejected Rahul Gandhi’s remarks on Savarkar. Late Hindutva ideologue Ranjit Savarkar’s grandson also filed a complaint against Rahul Gandhi at Mumbai’s Shivaji Park police station on Thursday, alleging disrespect to his grandfather.

Rahul Gandhi is already facing another defamation case in Thane district. In 2014, an RSS worker filed a case against Gandhi after hearing him speak in Bhiwandi town of Thane. Where the Congress leader alleged that the RSS was behind the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. The complainant claimed that the reputation of the RSS was hurt by this statement. In 2018, the court framed charges against Rahul Gandhi in the case.

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