Sanjay Raut, an MP for the Shiv Sena
and Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray, declared on Saturday that this nation is Jawaharlal Nehru's land, a day after he had warned of a breach in the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance over Rahul Gandhi's remarks about Veer Savarkar. Speaking to ANI, Raut asserted that the nation as a whole respected the leaders of independence. The entire nation has respect and faith in Veer Savarkar, Subhash Chandra Bose, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Vallabhbhai Patel, and Mahatma Gandhi, all of whom gave up their happiness in the independence battle for this nation, according to Raut.
He added that Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, a former prime minister, had done a lot for the nation and that it was his native land. "Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru contributed numerous contributions to the nation's progress. If not, it wouldn't have taken long for the nation to resemble Pakistan. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru owns the nation "Raut included. Raut had forewarned Congress of a split in the MVA, which also includes the Uddhav-Sena and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), on Friday. Veer Savarkar is a revered figure in our eyes, Raut said.
"Veer Savarkar signed a letter addressed to the British with the words "Sir, I beg to remain your most devoted servant." Assisted the British were Savarkar. By signing this letter out of fear, he abandoned leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Sardar Patel." On Friday, Raut retaliated against Rahul Gandhi by saying: "There are atrocities against women, inflation, unemployment, and the country is moving toward a dictatorship. All these issues are expected to be brought to light by the "Bharat Jodo Yatra." Maharashtra has provided the Yatra with the most support possible.
Therefore, it was unnecessary to bring up Veer Savarkar. Even Maharashtra's top Congress officials disapprove of Rahul's comments regarding Savarkar." The BJP expressed fury over the comment, with Sambit Patra, the party's national spokesperson, alleging that it was similar to the Congress' custom of disparaging national figures like Subhas Chandra Bose and Sardar Patel. The BJP leader called Rahul Gandhi's statement "deplorable" and urged that he offer an unreserved apology.
Following a significant outcry, a complaint was filed against Rahul Gandhi at the Thane Nagar police station in response to his remarks on Thursday. According to the complaint, Gandhi's statements had wounded the residents' feelings. Under IPC sections 500 and 501, a case of Non-Cognizable Offense was filed against the Congress MP.