Unnecessary controversy on idea to honour Veer Savarkar with Bharat Ratna

Kashmir Times. Dated: 10/22/2019 1:01:16 PM

Dear Editor,
It refers to some leaders from opposition raising unnecessary controversy on poll-manifesto of Maharashtra BJP promising Bharat Ratna for Veer Savarkar. It is noteworthy that postal-stamp on Veer Savarkar was issued by none other than Congress government and he was praised as Remarkable Son of India by none other than the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Now Congress is countering that Veer Savarkar was good but his ideology of Hinutva was wrong. Bharat Ratna honours are not done based on ideology of honoured ones, but honours are done according to contribution of honoured ones to the nation. Congress-led governments did great mistake by forgetting national icons who laid down their lives for freedom of India. Instead those earlier governments honoured family-members of the family ruling Congress including Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who surprisingly was amongst decision-takers to honour himself with Bharat Ratna in the year 1955 while being first Prime Minister of India, rather than honouring the really deserving late Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel at that time during Congress regime.
—Madhu Agrawal,
1775 Kucha Lattushah
Dariba, Chandni Chowk Delhi.



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