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There's dirt in their mind: Shiv Sena criticises Cong over Savarkar booklet

The book alleged that Savarkar received money from the British after he was released from Andaman's Cellular Jail.

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena

MP Sanjay Raut on Friday targeted over a Seva Dal booklet questioning Hindutva ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar's credentials as a patriot and his reputation for valour.

The Hindi booklet, distributed at a camp of Congress- affiliated Seva Dal in Madhya Pradesh, had also claimed that and Mahatma Gandhi's killer Nathuram Godse were in a physical relationship.

"Veer was a great man and will remain a great man. A section keeps talking against him. This shows the dirt in their mind," Raut said, responding to the insinuations in the booklet, titled "Veer Savarkar, Kitne 'Veer'?"

The book alleged that received money from the British after he was released from Andaman's Cellular Jail.

Last month, leader Rahul Gandhi's jibe that his name was not "Rahul Savarkar" and hence he would not seek apology (about his remark on rape) had riled the Shiv Sena, his party's new-found ally in Maharashtra.

First Published: Fri, January 03 2020. 13:45 IST
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