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Starvation-unemployment is raising in the new India, Raut said- calling PM Modi the father of the nation is an insult

Pankaj Prasad
PM Narendra Modi and Sanjay Raut
PM Narendra Modi and Sanjay Raut

The issue of Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra's Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis, calling PM Narendra Modi the Father of the New India is gaining momentum.

The issue of Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra's Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis, calling PM Narendra Modi the Father of the New India is gaining momentum. Shiv Sena (UBT) leader and Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Raut took a dig at this in 'Saamana' on Sunday. He asked the BJP whether it agreed with Amrita Fadnavis' view. Because, saying so is an insult to PM Modi. 

Raut in his weekly column 'Roktok' in party mouthpiece 'Saamana' claimed it was an 'insult' to Modi. He said, 'In the new India, the ghosts of hunger, poverty, unemployment and terrorism are raising their heads, so calling PM Modi the father of the nation of new India is an insult to him. In fact, Amrita Fadnavis recently said in an interview, 'We have two fathers of the nation. Narendra Modi is the father of the nation of new India and Mahatma Gandhi is the father of the nation of old times

BJP does not call Savarkar the father of the nation

Shiv Sena's Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray faction leader Sanjay Raut alleged that no one in the BJP talks about (freedom fighter) Veer Savarkar being the father of the nation. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) always opposed Savarkar. Savarkar faced rigorous imprisonment. These people have divided India into old and new. Let me tell you, Mahatma Gandhi's great-grandson Tushar Gandhi, along with the opposition Congress, has also reacted strongly to Amrita Fadnavis's comment. 

BJP does not accept the martyrdom of freedom fighters? 

In an article written in Saamana on Sunday, Raut questioned whether the BJP does not accept the freedom gained by the martyrdom of the freedom fighters? Raut taunted, 'The ghosts of hunger, poverty, unemployment, terrorism are raising their heads in the new India. It is an insult to Modi to make Modi the father of New India. 

What is the contribution of BJP in independence? 

Raut claimed that the title of 'Father of the Nation' was given to Mahatma Gandhi by the people of the country. Although many political opponents, including Shiv Sena founder late Balasaheb Thackeray, objected to this, the issue here is not who is the 'Father of the Nation' or 'Sardar'. The question is, what is the contribution of BJP in the freedom struggle? Raut alleged that the BJP and the RSS had no role in the freedom movement. That is why he had to steal the symbols of great men associated with Congress like Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.