BJP today hit back at Congress for running down BJP-RSS ideologue V D Savarkar, saying the day is not too far when even Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel would “appear anti-national” to the opposition party.
BJP MP Ravindra Kushwaha accused Congress of openly siding with anti-national elements. Yaqoob Memon and Afzal Guru had become Congress party’s “ideals”, while it considered Savarkar, who played an important role in freedom struggle, as anti-national, he alleged.
“If Savarkar was a traitor, why did the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi issue a commemorative stamp while praising Sarvarkar,” the Lok Sabha member from Salempur constituency in Uttar Pradesh said.
“The day is not too far when Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel will appear to them (Congress) as anti-national,” he said
He alleged that Congress leaders were “desperate and frustrated” due to the work done by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and were unable to differentiate between “pro and anti-national elements”.