Mumbai: Ranjit Savarkar, the grandson of Veer Savarkar on Tuesday said that he is planning to file an FIR against Rahul Gandhi for his remarks over Veer Savarkar. Ranjit Savarkar also requested NCP chief Sharad Pawar to ask Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to apologise for the Savarkar remarks.
“I have filed cases in the past also for his remarks. I will file an FIR against Rahul Gandhi if he does not apologise for his statement on Savarkar,” he said.
He was commenting on Rahul Gandhi’s statement in a press conference, “My name is not Savarkar, my name is Gandhi and Gandhi does not offer an apology to anyone”.
“Uddhav Thackeray and Sanjay Raut have a lot of respect for Savarkar personally… but they should go ahead and ask Rahul Gandhi to apologise for his statements on Savarkar. It is common that you do not be with someone who insults your god. It is his political decision. If he respects Savarkar, he should not only say but take some action in this regard,” Ranjit Savarkar said.
Earlier today, speaking to the media, Ranjit Savarkar said that Sharad Pawar should ask Rahul Gandhi, whose party is in alliance in Maharashtra, to apologise.
“It is really sad to see how Savarkar’s name is being defamed by Rahul Gandhi for politics. It seems they are polarizing Muslims also. In Maharashtra also, politics is being done in Savarkar’s name. I request not to use the name of Savarkar for their own benefit,” Ranjit Savarkar added.