BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya [Photo/ANI]
BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya [Photo/ANI]

Kailash Vijayvargiya hits out at Congress over Veer Savarkar's booklet

ANI | Updated: Jan 03, 2020 17:00 IST

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Jan 3 (ANI): The National General Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Kailash Vijayvargiya on Friday hit out at Congress for publishing a booklet which claims that the Hindu Mahasabha co-founder Veer Savarkar had a "physical relationship" with Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse, saying, the party should thoroughly read about Savarkar first.
"I feel sad about the fact that Congress does not know about Veer Savarkar. It would be good if they thoroughly read about him first and then write...By publishing such content the image of Savarkar will not be tarnished." he said while speaking to media in Bhopal.
The booklet titled 'Veer Savarkar Kitne Veer?' was distributed during the 10-day camp of Congress Seva Dal. Congress Seva Dal chief Lalji Desai said that the writer has written the booklet on the basis of evidence.
The booklet gave a reference citing page 423 the 'Freedom at Midnight' book written by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre, which states that Godse had a homosexual relationship with his "political guru" Savarkar before the former turned celibate.
The booklet also claimed that Savarkar encouraged his followers to rape women from minorities and pelted stones at mosques when he was 12 years old. (ANI)

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