The rhetoric on this has intensified after a statement by the Defense Minister about Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. The history organization of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh said that there is a difference between an apology and a mercy petition. At the same time, on the taunt of AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, he said that what is Owaisi’s thinking is not known but we have fathers here, they are not made. In a program on Tuesday, Rajnath Singh had said that on the request of Mahatma Gandhi, Savarkar wrote a mercy petition to the British. On this statement, Owaisi took a jibe that BJP would soon replace Mahatma Gandhi and declare Savarkar as the Father of the Nation.
Know what the history organization of RSS saidBalmukund, Organization Minister of All India History Anthology, while talking to NBT said that Owaisi is not considered by any historian, historian, so he should not interfere on the subject of history. If they want to do politics, then do that.
‘Whoever is in jail has the right to petition for mercy’The Sangh Pracharak said that whoever is in jail, everyone has the right to give mercy petition. After being in jail for a long time and suffering torture, Savarkar felt that nothing could be done while in jail. Along with this, Gandhiji’s message was also with him. Gandhiji had said that every prisoner has the right to petition for mercy, on that basis Savarkar should come out and do Satyagraha for the country’s independence. The Sangh pracharak said that Savarkar had not only written a letter for his release, but had written a letter asking for the release of all the prisoners in the Port Blair jail. Historians and governments of that time tried to discredit him.
Sangh propaganda said – mercy petition is the right of every prisonerSangh Pracharak said that mercy petition and apology are different. Mercy petition is the right of every prisoner. Savarkar used it. He said that Savarkar was a scholar of a high order. He must have had his own planning to use his authority and get out of jail. Even outside, he worked through the Hindu Mahasabha. Balmukund said that the first person who should have been given Bharat Ratna was Savarkar.
[Attribution to NBT]