In its manifesto for Maharashtra Assembly elections, the BJP had promised to confer the Bharat Ratna award on Savarkar after its government is formed in the state.
Pointing out the misappropriation of Savarkar, Purandare said that it was is wrong to see him as a Hindutva ideologue or a revolutionary freedom fighter.
The 111-year old seer, earned the fame of 'Walking God' was a philanthropist, educator and humanitarian.
He stated that the MIM chief was ignorant about the history of India and the country’s freedom struggle.
Savarkar has been a polarising figure as the Congress and other opposition parties have long shunned him for his alleged link to Mahatma Gandhi's assassin.
The BJP has proposed the name of Veer Savarkar for Bharat Ratna in its manifesto for the coming Maharashtra Assembly elections.
The Rajya Sabha MP said that Savarkar could have been conferred with a Bharat Ratna during Vajpayee's rule or five years of Narendra Modi's government.
Thackeray told the author of the book, Vikram Sampath, that he would buy copies and ensure that every school and college in the state stocks it in libraries.
In a new book, historian Vikram Sampath brings about the often missed aspects of politician Vinayak Damodar Savarkar’s life and times
It was in DU’s North campus where outgoing DUSU president and ABVP leader Shakti Singh installed busts of Singh and Savarkar alongside freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose.
An independent view needed to be taken about what it is about Savarkar that is contentious, says Vikram Sampath about the freedom fighter’s biography.
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday urged Muslims to create their own independent leadership, saying ‘‘Muslims should no more be coolies of secularism.’’
His remarks come a day after the National Students' Union of India (NSUI), the student wing of the Congress, said it blackened the Savarkar's bust in Delhi University.
The outgoing DUSU president Shakti Singh had installed the statues of Veer Damodar Savarkar, Subhas Chandra Bose and Bhagat Singh without the permission of the university authorities.
Veer Savarkar's bust debuts next to Bhagat Singh, Subhash Chandra Bose in North Campus of Delhi University
NSUI National President Neeraj Kundan said it was 'shameful' to juxtapose Savarkar with Bhagat Singh and Subhash Chandra Bose.