Questions raised over naming structure after Maharashtrian icon; BBMP had decided on it in February this year
Speaking after inaugurating the flyover, Yediyurappa said Savarkar sacrificed his entire life for the freedom of India.
Yediyurappa was supposed to inaugurate the flyover on Thursday, which was built at a cost of Rs 34 crore, coinciding with the birth anniversary of Savarkar, but the decision was deferred.
Opposition demanded that Savarkar's name be replaced with freedom fighters from Karnataka.
The opposition led by the Congress' Siddaramaiah and JDS' Kumaraswamy accused the government of insulting freedom fighters from Karnataka with its decision to name the flyover after Savarkar
Amit Malviya, the BJP IT cell head, tweeted sarcastically that the former Congress president was right that he can never be Rahul Savarkar.