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Savarkar's portrait in UP Legislative Council gallery sparks row; Congress MLC writes to Chairman seeking its removal
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Savarkar's portrait in UP Legislative Council gallery sparks row; Congress MLC writes to Chairman seeking its removal

Deepak Singh said Savarkar's photo is an insult to all freedom fighters who continued to bear torture and kept fighting for Independence

Congress slams Sanjay Raut's remark on Savarkar, says Kalapani convicts who never sought British mercy deserve Bharat Ratna
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Congress slams Sanjay Raut's remark on Savarkar, says Kalapani convicts who never sought British mercy deserve Bharat Ratna

The Congress' reaction came within hours of Raut stating that those opposing the Bharat Ratna award for Savarkar should be made to spend at least two days in the erstwhile colonial prison to understand the hardships faced by him during his incarceration

'Those opposing Bharat Ratna for Veer Savarkar must spend two days at Andaman jail': Sanjay Raut's veiled jibe at Congress
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'Those opposing Bharat Ratna for Veer Savarkar must spend two days at Andaman jail': Sanjay Raut's veiled jibe at Congress

Raut's statement comes across as a dig at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who earlier in December at Ramlila grounds in Delhi had launched a scathing attack on the Centre.

Lawyer sends notice to historian Irfan Habib for asking Amit Shah to remove 'Persian' last name, blaming Savarkar for dividing nation
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Lawyer sends notice to historian Irfan Habib for asking Amit Shah to remove 'Persian' last name, blaming Savarkar for dividing nation

Lawyer Sandeep Kumar Gupta sought a reply from Habib within seven days and asked him to publish an apology, warning him of strict legal action if not done so.

NCP asks for withdrawal of Seva Dal's booklet on Savarkar, says not right to make personal remarks
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NCP asks for withdrawal of Seva Dal's booklet on Savarkar, says not right to make personal remarks

The Hindi booklet, titled 'Veer Savarkar, Kitne 'Veer'?' ('How brave was Veer Savarkar?', was distributed at a camp of Seva Dal, a frontal organisation of the Congress in Madhya Pradesh recently.

Congress' Seva Dal sparks row by distributing controversial booklets on Savarkar; BJP slams party, accuses it of 'idolising Jinnah'
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Congress' Seva Dal sparks row by distributing controversial booklets on Savarkar; BJP slams party, accuses it of 'idolising Jinnah'

Congress' Seva Dal has landed itself in controversy, for distributing a booklet which alleged that Vinayak Damodar Savarkar had 'physical relationship. with Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse

'Don't insult Veer Savarkar': Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut warns Rahul Gandhi over remark; BJP slams Congress leader's jibe at 'national icon'
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'Don't insult Veer Savarkar': Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut warns Rahul Gandhi over remark; BJP slams Congress leader's jibe at 'national icon'

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut warned Maharashtra ally Congres to not 'insult' Damodar Savarkar and that there will be 'no compromises' the Hindutva icon

Maharashtra polls: Devendra Fadnavis says drought-free state, $1 trillion economy main poll planks
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Maharashtra polls: Devendra Fadnavis says drought-free state, $1 trillion economy main poll planks

Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said making the state drought-free and getting its economy past the $1 trillion mark were the main issues he highlighted during the Assembly poll campaign.

Understanding Amit Shah: Ideological clarity, work ethic and single-minded focus form backbone of his electoral success
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Understanding Amit Shah: Ideological clarity, work ethic and single-minded focus form backbone of his electoral success

Amit Shah has been giving a lot of interviews and tackling a wide range of questions from media. In each of the interviews, what shines through is Shah's ideological clarity and confidence in the party's national dominance

Manish Tewari blames Savarkar for Gandhi's murder, Manmohan Singh says party not against the man: Why Congress can't make up its mind on Hindutva leader's legacy
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Manish Tewari blames Savarkar for Gandhi's murder, Manmohan Singh says party not against the man: Why Congress can't make up its mind on Hindutva leader's legacy

Congress' overtly critical views on Savarkar appear to be of recent vintage, and equally neoteric is the party's confusion over where to position itself regarding the radical Hindu leader

Those opposing move to confer Bharat Ratna on Veer Savarkar 'committing a sin', says Amit Shah, calls him a patriot
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Those opposing move to confer Bharat Ratna on Veer Savarkar 'committing a sin', says Amit Shah, calls him a patriot

Shah, however, believes that Savarkar’s legacy is deserving of the prestigious honour, though he would keep the rules in mind before taking a decision on the issue.

BJP’s fervent bid to confer Bharat Ratna on Savarkar shows party's strategy to embed RSS in Indian history
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BJP’s fervent bid to confer Bharat Ratna on Savarkar shows party's strategy to embed RSS in Indian history

Adding Savarkar to the pantheon of national heroes with government sanction at this stage would be a permanent move that cannot be rescinded later — a level of state patronage that Savarkar never received except under colonial times.

Bharat Ratna for Veer Savarkar: Ahead of Maharashtra polls, BJP yet again pitches nationalism by invoking Hindutva proponent
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Bharat Ratna for Veer Savarkar: Ahead of Maharashtra polls, BJP yet again pitches nationalism by invoking Hindutva proponent

In Maharashtra, where he has been glorified as a freedom fighter by the Shiv Sena, the BJP is clearly attempting to co-opt his legacy from its junior ally ahead of the Assembly elections.

'Trees have been cut for rallies of previous prime ministers too': Prakash Javadekar defends cutting trees for Narendra Modi’s 17 October rally in Pune
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'Trees have been cut for rallies of previous prime ministers too': Prakash Javadekar defends cutting trees for Narendra Modi’s 17 October rally in Pune

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday defended cutting of trees for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's poll rally, saying such a thing was done earlier too, but more trees were also planted

‘Pakistan wouldn’t have existed if Savarkar was first PM’: At book launch, Uddhav Thackeray says RSS ideologue should be awarded Bharat Ratna
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‘Pakistan wouldn’t have existed if Savarkar was first PM’: At book launch, Uddhav Thackeray says RSS ideologue should be awarded Bharat Ratna

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said Pakistan would not have come into existence had Hindutva ideologue Veer Savarkar been the country's prime minister at the time, and demanded that he be awarded the Bharat Ratna.

Congress-affiliated NSUI blackens bust of Savarkar installed at Delhi University, garlands those of Bhagat Singh, Subhash Chandra Bose
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Congress-affiliated NSUI blackens bust of Savarkar installed at Delhi University, garlands those of Bhagat Singh, Subhash Chandra Bose

The Congress-affiliated NSUI on Thursday said it blackened the bust of Veer Savarkar and garlanded those of Bhagat Singh and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Delhi University

Imran Khan's rants against RSS, Savarkar tell us a lot about impact of Narendra Modi's inversion of Kashmir policy
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Imran Khan's rants against RSS, Savarkar tell us a lot about impact of Narendra Modi's inversion of Kashmir policy

An unintended consequence of the inversion of Article 370 and the division of the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories is the curious revival of Pakistan’s interest in Indian history and sociology

Manu S Pillai's latest book features episodes from India's history and the lives of its prolific figures
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Manu S Pillai's latest book features episodes from India's history and the lives of its prolific figures

Manu Pillai's The Courtesan, The Mahatma and The Italian Brahmin is filled with crisp narratives sprawled across multiple periods in an attempt to try and present interesting, engaging, significant topics, themes and figures from Indian history

Veer Savarkar birth anniversary: Legacy of man who popularised term 'Hinduvta' repeatedly dragged into political discourse
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Veer Savarkar birth anniversary: Legacy of man who popularised term 'Hinduvta' repeatedly dragged into political discourse

One of the debates that were dragged back into political discourse was that around the "actual" braveness of Vinayak 'Veer' Damodar Savarkar. Savarkar was the founder of the 'Hindutva' ideology, which gained recognition in the period before India's Independence.