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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Veer Savarkar


Karnataka flyover inauguration cancelled; Cong, JD(S) oppose naming it after Savarkar, play regional pride card

May 28, 2020 5:21 pm

The 400-metre flyover, named after the freedom fighter and Hindutva ideologue, was scheduled to be unveiled by Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Savarkar's birthday, but Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) called the ceremony off at the last moment citing Covid-19 lockdown.

Row over naming Bengaluru city's flyover after Veer Savarkar

May 27, 2020 7:44 pm

Congress said naming of the bridge after Savarkar was taken, despite opposition, and questioned Savarkar's contribution to Karnataka and Bengaluru. The Congress and other opposition parties had earlier vehemently opposed the move to confer Bharat Ratna on Savarkar, posthumously.

Maharashtra: BJP plans to corner Sena with motion to honour Savarkar

February 11, 2020 2:27 am

In the meeting of Business Advisory Committee of the state legislature on Monday, former state minister and BJP legislator Sudhir Mungantiwar raised the issue of bringing the motion but the Congress opposed the move and Sena took a cautious stand on it.

Lucknow: Magsaysay winner booked for 'indecent remarks' against Veer Savarkar

January 22, 2020 8:09 pm

Sandeep Pandey had allegedly said that the same people were "dividing Hindus and Muslims" who had done it during the British Raj. The activist further claimed that "masked goons" hired by some right-wing organisations were behind the violence in Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Sena, BJP fume over Congress affiliate's booklet on Savarkar-Godse 'physical relationship'

January 04, 2020 9:04 am

The BJP termed the insinuation by the Congress Seva Dal "abhorrent" and accused the outfit of working to denigrate all leaders outside the Nehru-Gandhi family.

Savarkar was 'patron' of Mahatma's assassination, wasn't pronounced innocent by court: Tushar Gandhi 

October 25, 2019 9:31 pm

"I think it is important that we understand the real objective and conspiracy behind Bapu's murder, at a time when the patron of his murder is being considered for Bharat Ratna," Tushar Gandhi said.

Savarkar, father of Hindu rashtravad, also represents a tradition of social reformers

October 21, 2019 12:16 pm

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar aka Swatantryaveer Savarkar is more known as the father of Hindu rashtravad (Hindu nationalism), but at the same time he also represents Maharashtra’s glorious tradition of social and religious reformers.

Centre can bestow Bharat Ratna on Lingayat seer Shivakumar Swamiji instead of Savarkar: Siddaramaiah

October 20, 2019 3:58 pm

"Whatever is the opinion of BJP (regarding Bharat Ratna to Savarkar), but I believe that instead of Savarkar, Bharat Ratna should be conferred on Shivakumar Swamiji," Siddaramaiah told reporters in Mysuru.

Manmohan Singh signals a Congress shift on Article 370 and Veer Savarkar

October 18, 2019 1:40 pm

Article 370 was temporary, says Singh; softens party’s criticism of Savarkar

Not against Savarkar but idea of Hindutva that he patronised: Manmohan Singh

October 17, 2019 9:48 pm

The former prime minister also said that it was Indira Gandhi who had issued postal stamp to commemorate Savarkar.


Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Sumitra Mahajan pay tribute to Veer Savarkar on 132nd birth anniversary

May 28, 2015 1:34 pm

National leaders on Thursday paid tribute to freedom activist Vinayak Damodar Savarkar on his birth anniversary.