Political contest on Savarkar-Tipu row
Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis has slammed AIMIM supremo Asaduddin Owaisi over his comments on Veer Savarkar. Maintaining that Owaisi doesn’t know anything about the country, Fadnavis exhorted him to talk about the alleged atrocities perpetrated on Hindus by Tipu Sultan.
Dy CM Fadnavis spoke to the media in this regard. He tweeted in Marathi, “He should also talk about the number of atrocities committed by Tipu Sultan on Hindus. He cannot understand the history of Savarkar. How will he understand the history of Savarkar when he doesn’t know anything about the country?”
टिपू सुलतानने हिंदूंवर किती अत्याचार केले यावरही बोला ना!
ज्यांना देशच माहिती नाही, त्यांना स्वातंत्र्यवीर सावरकरांचा इतिहास काय समजणार ? pic.twitter.com/GEfIKfcB4M
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) August 21, 2022
Speaking at a public gathering in Mahbubnagar recently, Owaisi described Tipu Sultan as a great freedom fighter and asserted that he fought 4 wars against the British whereas Savarkar apologized to the British on 4 occasions.
Owaisi said, “Tipu was not against Hindus. Tipu was against the British. Tipu was against every person irrespective of faith who wanted to accept the slavery of the British. Tipu did not want to do slavery but wanted to free this country from the slavery of the British. Tipu is a great freedom fighter of India. That’s why the framers of the Constitution put Tipu’s photo along with the Jhansi Ki Rani in the first copy of the Constitution. So, for those people who are having a debate between Tipu and Savarkar, there cannot be any comparison with Tipu.”
There has been an ongoing controversy in Karnataka for the past several days over the posters of Tipu Sultan and Savarkar. In some areas, two groups have clashed over the removal of banners of Tipu and Savarkar.
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