Rahul Gandhi gets death threat: Bomb blast threat in Indore during Rahul’s Bharat Joro Yatra
New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s derogatory comments about Savarkar (VD Savarkar) have sparked massive protests across the country. In the meantime, a bomb threat letter was received in BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh’s Indore. Bharat Jodo Yatra will reach Shiva-raj on November 28.
Congress workers-supporters are supposed to be present at a local stadium. But, before that, someone left a threatening note in a sweet shop. It says, Bomb blast will happen when Bharat Joro Yatra reaches Indore. After receiving this letter, the police took action. A case has been filed and efforts are underway to trace the source of the letter.
On the other hand, a defamation case has been filed against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his ‘derogatory’ comments about Veer Savarkar. Maharashtra’s Eknath Shinde pro-Shiv Sena leader Vandana Dongre filed a defamation case in Thane on Friday. Incidentally, Rahul is now in Maharashtra on the Bharat Joro Yatra. Savarkar helped the British rulers, he said at a press conference at Wadegaon in Akola district on Thursday. From the Andaman Cellular Jail, he wrote an apology letter to the British in fear of his life. In fact, he betrayed Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and other freedom fighters, said the former Congress president.
Two days before this, Rahul had commented that Savarkar was the ideal of BJP and RSS. He started writing the Apology only after two or three years in the Andamans. In the letters Savarkar referred to himself as a ‘slave’ to the British rulers. This comment of Rahul Gandhi has created a stir in the political circles.
Standing in Maharashtra, this comment may affect the Congress, NCP, Uddhav-Shiv Sena alliance in the state. Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut, who is close to Uddhav, said on Friday that what Rahul Gandhi said about Veer Savarkar could cause a rift in the Mahavikash Aghadi alliance. However, Raut also said that there is no possibility of breaking the alliance. But he claims that it will create bitterness. Earlier, Uddhav Thackeray also said that they respect Savarkar, have deep trust and love for him. That is why he does not agree with Rahul Gandhi’s comments.
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said today that I have spoken to Sanjay Raut to repair the wounds inflicted on the alliance by Rahul’s push. He also claimed that the alliance will not be weakened. We did not distort history. We did not rewrite history, we did not change it. Ramesh also said that Savarkar and Mohammad Ali Jinnah were the originators of binationalism. This history cannot be denied. The RSS opposed the British India cession movement. Shyamaprasad Mukherjee was in favor of the partition of Bengal. These histories need to be discussed in an unbiased way, not through social media.
Meanwhile, Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Mahanirman Sena has also criticized Rahul. One of their leaders said, where Rahul’s grandmother, the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi praised Savarkar, who insulted him! Raj loyalists claim that Indiraji expressed grief over Savarkar’s death as a great loss to the country.