New Delhi: Wading into the ongoing debate over a Bharat Ratna for V.D. Savarkar, senior Congress leader Abhishek “Manu” Singhvi on Monday praised the Hindutva ideologue and said he was an “accomplished” man who fought for Dalit rights and had taken part in the freedom struggle.
Singhvi’s comments came days after the BJP’s Maharashtra unit had proposed a Bharat Ratna for Savarkar.
After this, former PM Manmohan Singh too had toned down the Congress’ stand against Savarkar.
Singhvi added, however, that he does not subscribe to Savarkar’s ideology. “I personally don’t subscribe to Savarkar’s ideology but that doesn’t take away the fact that he was an accomplished man” who played a part in the freedom struggle.”...