The stand of Indian National Congress regarding Savarkar has been flickering in Nature. It’s funny to see Rahul Gandhi mocking Veer Savarkar whereas his grandmother who was the former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi after the death of Veer Savarkar in 1966 described him as a great freedom fighter and a symbol of patriotism and courage, his role in the annals of freedom struggle was something which was very very unique. She also got a fund on his name and also got a stamp released as a tribute.
Also the one who advised Veer Savarkar to write a petition was none other than Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Historian Vikram Sampath who wrote the biography of Veer Savarkar in many of his interviews and also in his book categorically mentioned the incident in which MK Gandhi advised the Savarkar brothers to write a petition to the Britishers in 1920 and also made a case for his release through an essay in Young India 26 May 1920. The10th Chapter of first Volume of the Vikram sampath’s book on the biography of Veer Savarkar, talks about the incident in which Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi advised the Savarkar brothers to file a petition. On 17th of January 1920, Narayanrao ( brother of Veer Savarkar) from his clinic in Girgaum, Bombay wrote a letter to a man who was ideologically very different from his brother, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi but was emerging as a major political voice in the country. Narayanrao sought Gandhi’s help and advice in securing the release of his brother. One week later, on 25 th of January, 1920 the letter came from Gandhi where he surprisingly wrote that he will not be able to do much to secure the release of Veer Savarkar. However several months later on 26th of May, 1920 Gandhi wrote an article in “Young India” titled “Savarkar brothers” and built a case for their release by the government.
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