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Political Parties Lock Horn Over Savarkar’s Portrait In UP Legislative Council’s Picture Gallery

A photo of Hindutva ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. Photo: Savarkar Smarak

A portrait of Hindutva ideologue Savarkar in the picture gallery of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council has sparked a row, with opposition parties raising an objection and writing a letter to the Chairman seeking its removal.

The portrait was seen, finding a place at the Vidhan Parishad Picture Gallery among freedom fighters. The portrait was inaugurated by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday.

A letter written by Congress MLC Deepak Singh, to UP council Chairman Ramesh Yadav, sought the removal of the picture immediately from the gallery. “The suitable place for Savarkar’s photo is the BJP office. It can be placed there and his picture is a sheer insult to freedom fighters of the country”, Singh stated in the letter.

Samajwadi Party President, Akhilesh Yadav recalled how Sarvarkar collaborated with British and begged apologies for his release.

“BJP should learn from history. His picture is a complete insult to our great freedom fighters,” he said.

Written By

Ghazala Ahmad is the Delhi Correspondent for The Cognate.

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