Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut speaking to media persons on Saturday (Photo/ANI)
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut speaking to media persons on Saturday (Photo/ANI)

'Send those opposing Savarkar's Bharat Ratna to Andaman jail', says Sanjay Raut

ANI | Updated: Jan 18, 2020 18:18 IST


Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Jan 18 (ANI): Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Saturday said that those who believe that Bharat Ratna should not be conferred on Veer Savarkar should be put in the same jail where the Hindutva ideologue was lodged.
"We have always been demanding respect for Veer Savarkar. Those who oppose Bharat Ratna for Veer Savarkar be put for two days in Andaman's cellular jail where Savarkar was lodged. It is only then that they will realize his sacrifice and contribution to the nation," Raut told the media persons.
Several leaders across the political spectrum have time and again pushed for Bharat Ratna award to be accorded to Savarkar. There are, however, some political parties who have allegedly been opposing the move.
The Ministry of Home Affairs had in November last year informed the Lok Sabha that recommendations for the award were received regularly while asserting that no formal recommendation is necessary for it. (ANI)

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