The Shiv Sena on Thursday accused The BJP of using Hindutva ideologue Veer Savarkar as a "shield" to play the politics of neo-nationalism.
BJP the usage of Savarkar as guard for neo-nationalism politics:SenaTerming the BJP's love for Savarkar as "fake", the Sena stated that as an alternative of targeting the Maharashtra government, the nation BJP leaders must ask why the party- dominated Centre has failed to honour the freedom fighter so far.
It also stated that if the BJP notion that it may want to corner the Sena over the trouble of Savarkar, then it used to be mistaken.
"The BJP leaders in Maharashtra declared that they would goal the (state) government on the problem of Veer Savarkar. This makes it clear that Savarkar is now not a problem of recognize or belief for the BJP, however simply a political issue," the Sena stated in its editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamana'.
"Veer Savarkar is now not basically a situation of discussion, but he should be practised in life. Savarkar's life symbolised sacrifice, principles, radiance and struggle," it added.
"Everyone paid respects to Savarkar on his demise anniversary (observed on Wednesday). But these who faux to keep in mind Savarkar, have they honestly understood him? BJP says it will nook the authorities on the difficulty of Savarkar. But these who themselves are cornered, must no longer speak about cornering others," the Uddhav Thackeray-led party said.
Instead of focused on the Maharashtra government, whether or not the BJP-ruled Centre has honoured Savarkar is the question that the BJP leaders in the kingdom ask, it added.
"Why did not the Centre confer Bharat Ratna on Savarkar on the Republic Day? Will the neo-fans of Savarkar throw some light on it? Demand for passing a resolution in Maharashtra Assembly in honour of Savarkar if fine.
"But what befell to the letters despatched to Prime Minister Narendra Modi through former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis in which he sought Bharat Ratna for Savarkar? The Centre did now not even take be aware of the letters. This is an insult of Maharashtra and Veer Savarkar," the Sena said.
After his release from Andaman (Cellular Jail), Savarkar devoted his existence to social work in Ratnagiri.
"Political leaders, consisting of Mahatma Gandhi and RSS founder Hedgewar, met him. Gandhiji sought his cooperation for eradication of untouchability and propagation of Swadeshi," it added.
"Savarkar had a huge contribution in the freedom struggle. But where used to be the BJP or the then 'Sangh Parivar' at some point of that movement? The RSS did now not even realize the country wide flag. Those who insult the country wide flag are known as traitors," the saffron celebration said.
"Sardar Patel had imposed a ban on RSS twice. While lifting the ban each the times Patel set the condition that it has to take delivery of the tricolour as a countrywide flag. Golwalkar Guruji (of RSS) popular this condition, however "records" say that the Sangh did no longer keep its phrase till 2002.
"The establishments which name themselves nationalist, had been no longer equipped to hoist the tricolour until 2002. Saffron flag is also the image of Shiv Sena, but alongside with that flag, the tricolour is also hoisted. This is our nationalism," the birthday celebration added.
"The BJP is taking part in the politics of neo-nationalism by the usage of Swatantryaveer Savarkar as a 'shield'. If they suppose the Shiv Sena will be caught in a tight spot, then they are mistaken. Sena might not be caught in a dilemma. Instead, those who are pretending will be hit. Their love for Savarkar is all fake," it said.
BJP's demand for a nation authorities resolution honouring Savarkar for his contribution to the Independence conflict did not discover guide in both Houses of the Maharashtra Legislature on Wednesday.
While Assembly Speaker Nana Patole rejected the BJP's demand, triggering protest from its leaders, in the Legislative Council, Deputy Chairperson Neelam Gorhe refused to entertain the saffron party's move as she adjourned the House when a BJP leader stood up to communicate about it.