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Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi calls Savarkar accomplished man

Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi calls Savarkar accomplished man

IANS   ¦    Oct 21, 2019 01:09:39 PM (IST)

New Delhi: Congress national spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi on Monday called Hindutva ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, an accomplished man, who played a part in the freedom struggle and went to jail for the country.

"I personally don't subscribe to Savarkar's ideology but that doesn't take away the fact that he was an accomplished man who played a part in our freedom struggle, fight for Dalit rights and went to jail for the country."

In its manifesto for the Maharashtra Assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has proposed Bharat Ratna for Savarkar, a promised which has been questioned by the Congress.

It may be recalled that Singhvi had recently said that criticism must be issue-based and not person-wise in reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.