If Bharat Ratna can be given to Veer Savarkar then why not Godse? Owaisi questions BJP

Kashmir Times. Dated: 10/19/2019 12:36:15 AM

NEW DELHI, Oct 18 (Agencies): All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief and Aurangabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi questioned Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) stand to confer Bharat Ratna on Vinayak Damodar Savarkar if the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is re-elected in Maharashtra. He strongly opposed BJP's decision while speaking to Zee News ahead of the assembly election in the state and asked if Savarkar can be given Bharat Ratna then why not Nathuram Godse?
"The two-nation theory was first introduced by Savarkar and then Mohammad Ali Jinnah used it. If you at all want to give Bharat Ratna to anyone, confer it to Godse," Owaisi said, adding that it's quite clear why the BJP has taken the decision.
"BJP's Hindutva ideology was written by Savarkar himself," Owaisi said. He further added that BJP should take the decision not on the basis of ideology but on past record.
Slamming Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra, Owaisi asked why is the PM categorically mentioning abrogation of Article 370 in his speeches while campaigning for the assembly election in the state.
He said PM Modi is deliberately doing this so that the government can hide its flaws as none of the promises made to the people of Maharashtra have been fulfilled.
"Over 14,500 farmers have committed suicide in India and 80 in Maharashtra alone. Why aren't you addressing issues concerning farmer suicide," Owaisi asked.
"You promised to provide one crore jobs. What happened to it?" Owaisi further stated.
He also said that with the Maharashtra government's Free Trade Agreement deal, more than eight crore people will be unemployed.



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