Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday accused Congress leader Rahul Gandhi of committing a “sin” by attacking Veer Savarkar, saying people who have contributed nothing to the country should not question freedom fighters, news agency PTI reported.
“Savarkar spent many years in jail, those who are questioning him what they have done for the country. It is a sin to question Savarkar’s contribution, Rahul Gandhi should not do this sin,” Sarma was quoted as saying by PTI.
Rahul Gandhi earlier this week juxtaposed tribal leader Birsa Munda’s bravery with VD Savarkar’s mercy requests. He said that Savarkar aided the British. According to Rahul Gandhi, he wrote to the British, “Sir, I want to be your servant.”
सावरकर जी ने अंग्रेजों की मदद की। उन्होंने अंग्रेजों को चिट्ठी लिखकर कहा – सर, मैं आपका नौकर रहना चाहता हूं।- श्री @rahulgandhi pic.twitter.com/1sKszyDXR0
— Congress (@INCIndia) November 17, 2022
In an interaction with the media ahead of the 400th birth anniversary of legendary Ahom general Lachit Barphukan, which would be held in the national capital, he asserted that the Mughals never conquered northeastern and southern India.
“History needs to be rewritten because Left historians have distorted and made it appear that Mughal emperors conquered entire India. They never conquered northeast India…Assam and south India,” the CM stated, PTI reported.
He claimed it was a “Left conspiracy to project entire India was defeated by Mughals”.
According to Sarma, he has asked all chief ministers to put Barphukan in history books.
Earlier in the day, the Assam chief minister warned at a rally in Kutch, Gujarat, that if the country did not have a strong leader, Aftab (Ameen Poonawala) would be born in every city, and we would be unable to protect our society.
He also stated that the Gandhi scion’s image should be similar to Mahatma Gandhi or Sardar Patel, rather than former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. The BJP leader speculated on what the Congress leader should look like while speaking at a rally in poll-bound Gujarat.
लोगों को एक नेता में महात्मा गांधी या सरदार पटेल दिखने चाहिए, सद्दाम हुसैन नहीं। pic.twitter.com/LBvD9zHfhL
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) November 19, 2022
Speaking about the ongoing “Bharat Jodo Yatra”, Sarma said that he had no opinion about it. He stated that a pair of legs is designed to walk, and Rahul Gandhi was simply doing so. He did not, however, overlook Gandhi’s picture.
(With Inputs From Agencies)