An autobiography ‘S. A. Dange- Ek Itihaas’ of a comrade Shripad Dange was launched at Dadar’s Yogi Auditorium on Saturday. The book was launched by NCP chief Sharad Pawar where Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, Manohar Joshi, Sanjay Raut, Congress Leader Sushil Kumar Shinde was present. The book has been written by Roza Deshpande and Bani Deshoande.
“Dange was a sincere leader and though he was a communist he somewhere supported Indira Gandhi,” said Sharad Pawar.
Former CM Sushil Kumar Shinde said ‘In 1926, Dange tried to be a member of Congress during a Faizapur aasembly and so he was somewhat a byproduct of congress.
“We have nobody to look at in this era. Whoever are there are not capable of leading,” said Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray.
Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar said that in 1991 Mumbai University honored Dange with D.Lit Degree. Then we had opposed him as an ABVP volunteer. But now I regret the decision, and I want Mumbai University to give him lifetime Lit award and the letter of the request has been sent to CM, education minister, and Mumbai University’s vice chancellor.