‘This may split MVA’: Sanjay Raut over Rahul Gandhi’s Savarkar remarks | India News

MUMBAI: Warning Congress MP Rahul Gandhi of a split in the Opposition Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray faction) MP Sanjay Raut on Friday said coming to Maharashtra and defaming Veer Savarkar was unacceptable.
Responding to Rahul’s remark against Veer Savarkar on Thursday, claiming that the saffron ideologue took pension from the British rulers in lieu of working against the country and had pleaded with the Raj to be pardoned, Raut said the statement might result in a rift in the MVA, which comprises the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), apart from the Uddhav-Sena.
“We consider Veer Savarkar as a reverential figure,” Raut said.
Addressing a press conference in Maharashtra on the sidelines on his ongoing ‘Bhaat Jodo Yatra’, on Thursday, Rahul, reading from a letter purportedly written by Savarkar to the British,…

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