Rahul had claimed the saffron ideologue begged to be forgiven by the Empire, thereby betraying the likes of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Uddhav Sena’s leader Sanjay Raut joined the perception battle by putting the Congress on notice, saying: “We consider Veer Savarkar a reverential figure.
We had earlier reported that actor Randeep Hooda was set to star in the biopic of Hindutva ideologue, VD Savarkar, titled SwatantryaVeer Savarkar.
The shooting has started for "SwatantryaVeer Savarkar," a biopic of Hindutva ideologue V D Savarkar. It also marks the directorial debut of Hooda, who plays the titular role in the film.
Hindutva groups have decided to reach out to every household about Veer Savarkar's contribution and sacrifice to the Indian freedom movement during this Ganesh festival.
The seven-day yatra will criss-cross Mysuru, Mandya and Chamarajanagar districts “to educate masses and clear myths of people” about Savarkar and his role in the freedom struggle.
One group objected to Savarkar portrait at a shopping mall and tried to keep Tipu Sultan's image in its place. This led to verbal duel with another group.
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The volunteers raised slogans against Savarkar’s inclusion among 1,000 freedom fighters, stating that he had not contributed to the freedom struggle.
Modi also interacted with the warkaris during his visit, which comes ahead of the annual 'wari' pilgrimage which will commence on June 20 from Dehu.
Shah was speaking at the launch of historian Umendra Ratnu’s book, titled, Maharana: Sahastra Varshon Ka Dharmyudh (Maharanas: A Thousand Year War for Dharma).
Shah says had Veer Savarkar not written his account of 1857 mutiny, truth would have remained hidden
"It was because of these immortal spirits that Indian culture and religion has remained alive, flourished and even been victorious,” he added.
Many historians have written extensively on the Mughals but there has hardly been much work on the Ahoms, Pallavas, Chalukyas, Mauryas, Satavahanas or the Guptas, Shah said.
Sunil Deodhar said the Hindutva of Sena founder Bal Thackeray was inspirational and current party head and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray must take note of it.
The 'Sarbjit' actor took to his Instagram handle and dropped the first poster of the movie, in which he will be seen portraying Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.
It will be shot across various locations in London, Maharashtra, and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Sahasrabuddhe, also a BJP Rajya Sabha Member, met the NDMC chairman Dharmendra, and vice-chairman Satish Upadhyay to submit his request.
Amit Malviya, the BJP IT cell head, tweeted sarcastically that the former Congress president was right that he can never be Rahul Savarkar.