Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde hit out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his comments on freedom fighter VD Savarkar. In fact, he warned on Wednesday that, 'the people of the state will not tolerate any insult to the Hindutva ideologue.' In fact, Shinde was addressing a seminar organized on Hindutva at Savarkar Memorial here. During this, referring to former Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, he said, 'The revered freedom fighter was insulted in Maharashtra while there are people who have taken a soft stand on this issue.'
Let us tell you that in the same program, Shiv Sena's Shinde-led faction Lok Sabha member Rahul Shewale demanded that the Bharat Jodo Yatra be stopped in the state for insulting the late freedom fighter. Let us tell you that this padayatra of Congress is currently going on in Maharashtra. In such a situation, Shinde said, 'The people of the state will not tolerate the insult of Savarkar at any cost.' Simultaneously, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis criticized Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his comments on freedom fighter VD Savarkar, saying, 'He is completely lying about the freedom fighter.'
In fact, in a program in Mumbai, Fadnavis said that the people of Maharashtra will give a befitting reply to the insult of the Hindutva ideologue. With this, the leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party said, 'Like other Congress leaders, Rahul Gandhi is lying every day about the late VD Savarkar. The people of Maharashtra will give a befitting reply to him at the appropriate time.'
Let us tell you that during his padayatra, Rahul Gandhi targeted Hindutva ideologue Savarkar at a rally organized in the Washim district on Tuesday. During this, he said that Savarkar is the symbol of BJP-RSS. He remained in jail in Andaman for two-three years. He started writing mercy petitions.