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BJP wants to bring welcome motion on 'Veer' Savakar to corner Shiv Sena

The BJP aims to make this move - to bring a motion on Veer Savarkar in budget session of Maharashtra legislature - a loyalty test for Shiv Sena towards Hindutva.

BJP wants to bring welcome motion on 'Veer' Savakar to corner Shiv Sena

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Maharashtra Finance Minister, Sudhir Mungantiwar on Monday proposed to bring a motion in the state assembly to honour the Hindutva ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. 

The senior BJP leader expressed his desire to bring a welcome motion on Savarkar in the upcoming budget session of the Maharashtra legislature. 

The budget session of the Maharashtra legislature will commence on February 24 and will end on March 20. The Business Advisory Committee (BAC) has decided that this budget session will go on for nearly 18 working days.

“A lot of wrong things are being said by several leaders about Veer Savarkar. We demand that a welcome motion regarding this should be tabled for discussion in the upcoming budget session,” BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar said. 

However, Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Nana Patole is yet to decide on the proposal to bring a motion on VD Savarkar. 

This comes after Shiv Sena broke a 35-year-old alliance with the BJP and formed an alternative government with Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). The three-party Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government took office on November 28. 

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The BJP aims to make this move - to bring a motion on Veer Savarkar - a loyalty test for Shiv Sena towards Hindutva. 

“We want to see if Shiv Sena supports this motion or not. Shiv Sena has become silent on Veer Savarkar after forming the government in Maharashtra. We have to see if Shiv Sena loves Chief Minister's chair or Savarkar,” Mungantiwar said. 

Meanwhile, Congress has opposed the demand of bringing a welcome motion on Hindutva ideologue VD Savarkar saying that the BJP should have done this when they were in power. 

Congress leader and Maharashtra Relief and Rehabilitation Minister, Vijay Wadettiwar asserted that BJP is deliberately doing this to create trouble for Shiv Sena.

“This is nothing but the BJP is politicising the whole issue. They should have brought this motion when they were in power,” Wadettiwar said. 

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