Vinayak Damodar Savarkar
Indian politician, activist, and writer
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Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, commonly known as 'Swatantryaveer Savarkar' in Marathi language, was an Indian independence activist and politician who formulated the Hindu nationalist philosophy of Hindutva. He was a leading figure in the Hindu Mahasabha.
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Vice President Naidu, PM Modi pay tributes to Veer Savarkar on his birth anniversaryVice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tributes to Hindutva ideologue and freedom fighter Veer Savarkar on his birth anniversary.
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BJP questions Uddhav Thackeray's silence on Savarkar, Muslim quotaThe BJP on Saturday hit out at Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray over his claim that his party, the Shiv Sena, had walked away from the NDA but not from the ideology of Hindutva.
Savarkar was a person of unmatched traits: Amit Shah
Savarkar was an inspiration to millions: NaddaDescribing Hindutva ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar as a "visionary", BJP president J P Nadda said he was an inspiration to millions of people.
Shiv Sena accuses BJP of using Veer Savarkar as a political ploy"The BJP leaders in Maharashtra have expressed that they will target the state government over the issue of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. This makes it clear that the BJP has started treating Savarkar as a..
Savarkar a role model, an ideology in himself: JP NaddaBJP president JP Nadda on Wednesday hailed Veer Damodar Savarkar as one of the greatest freedom fighters, saying he fought bravely against the British regime all his life and sacrificed each moment in..
No record of Savarkar’s mercy petitions: Govt
Savarkar was first advocate of two-nation theory: Shashi TharoorSpeaking at a panel discussion in Jaipur Literature Festival, Tharoor said, "The first advocate of the two-nation theory was actually VD Savarkar, as head of Hindu Mahasabha, who called upon India to..
After Savarkar, Bal Thackeray espoused Hindutva: Sanjay Raut
Congress-Sena divide widens over SavarkarDifferences between Maharashtra allies Congress and Shiv Sena have sharpened over the past few weeks with a constant exchange of barbs between Sena MP Sanjay Raut and senior Congress functionaries over..
Is Raut's Savarkar comment Sena's official stand? Ashok ChavanMaharashtra PWD minister and senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan on Saturday sought to know whether Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut's statement that those opposing the Bharat Ratna for V D Savarkar must spend..
Savarkar a thought which will never lose relevance: FadnavisMaharashtra BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said Hindutva ideologue V D Savarkar was "not just a person but a thought" which will never lose its relevance.
Sanjay Raut: Those opposing Bharat Ratna for Savarkar should stay in jail for at least 2 days"Those who oppose Veer Savarkar, they may be from any ideology or party, let them stay for just two days at the cell in Andaman cellular jail where Savarkar was lodged. Only then will they realize his..
Mumbai Professor sent on leave for criticising Rahul Gandhi's remark on SavarkarA professor of Mumbai University has reportedly been sent on 'leave' for criticising Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's recent remark on freedom fighter and Hindu icon Veer Savarkar.
Savarkar, Mookerjee to be awarded Bharat Ratna: Hindu MahasabhaThe Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha has urged the PM to give Bharat Ratna to Veer Savarkar and Syama Prasad Mookerjee. Swami Chakrapani on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the same...
NCP leader Nawak Malik demands withdrawal of Seva Dal booklet on SavarkarNawak Malik said that writing of the article was "wrong", and proceeded to make personal comments on Savarkar especially when the said person (Savarkar) is not alive.
Remarks on Savarkar ‘abhorrent’, says BJPFurious at Congress Seva Dal’s insinuation of Hindutva icon Veer Savarkar's relationship with Nathuram Godse, BJP termed it “abhorrent”. “Congress should be ashamed of such remarks ... they are..
'Disappointed' as Uddhav Thackeray didn't have 2 mins to talk for Savarkar's respect: Grandson Ranjit
Congress must answer till how long will it insult Veer Savarkar: Smriti Irani
Seva Dal stands by contents of the booklet, says Savarkar was 'threat to country’s unity'
'Will Maharashtra CM resign after insult of Savarkar?’, asks Uma Bharti
Ban booklet maligning Savarkar: Devendra Fadnavis to Uddhav ThackerayBJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Friday demanded that Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray ban a booklet distributed by the Seva Dal which questions Vinayak Damodar Savarkar's credentials as a..
BJP reacts furiously to Congress Seva Dal's insinuation about Savarkar's relationship with Godse
Congress wing in MP distributes controversial Savarkar bookCongress’s grassroots frontal organisation, Seva Dal, distributed controversial literature on Veer Savarkar in Bhopal on Wednesday even as RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat arrived in Indore to preside over a..
Saamna counters Rahul Gandhi on VD SavarkarShiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhash Chandra Bose and Sardar Patel didn’t have to suffer the kind of ordeal and humiliation that VD Savarkar was subjected to by the..
Thrash Rahul Gandhi in public: Savarkar's grandson's tell Maharashtra CM
Shiv Sena will clear stance on CAA after SC's decision: Uddhav ThackerayTargeting BJP, Thackeray said that it was trying to politicise the issue of statements made on Vinayak Damodar Savarkar by the Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and added that the Maha Vikas Aghadi coalition..
Devendra Fadnavis seeks Rahul Gandhi's apology over Savarkar remarks
Rahul Gandhi should drop his surname as it was stolen by his family: Sambit PatraAddressing a press conference, Patra said former prime minister Indira Gandhi had called Savarkar "son of soil", while her grandson was referring to him in a derogatory note. "They stole the Gandhi..
Savarkar's grandson likely to file defamation case against Rahul GandhiRanjit Savarkar also said that he will meet with Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to discuss the remark made by Rahul Gandhi.
Govt should put Rahul Gandhi behind bars for 'anti-national' comments: Supporters of Veer Savarkar
After Rahul Gandhi's jibe on Veer Savarkar, Mayawati asks Congress to clear stand on alliance with Shiv SenaThe Shiv Sena has also urged the central government to confer Bharat Ratna to Savarkar.
Uddhav Thackeray unhappy over Rahul Gandhi's 'Savarkar' jibe: SourcesEarlier, Rahul Gandhi said that he will not apologise as his name is not Rahul 'Savarkar'
Government should take criminal action against Rahul Gandhi: Veer Savarkar's grandson
Rahul’s Savarkar jibe draws fire from new ally Shiv SenaRahul Gandhi found himself at odds with new ally Shiv Sena on Saturday, with the Maharashtra outfit slamming his jibe at Veer Savarkar as a person who sought clemency from the British, saying that..
Chidambaram says India's economy broken, leadership failedSenior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday alleged India was suspect in the eyes of the world as its economy and polity had broken and leadership failed, as he accused the BJP of pushing the..
Rahul Gandhi not 'Savarkar' but 'sharm kar': Patra takes dig at Congress leader
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Rahul Jinnah 'more appropriate' name for Rahul Gandhi: BJPTargeting Gandhi, BJP spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao said, "The more appropriate name for you Rahul Gandhi is RAHUL JINNAH. Your Muslim appeasement politics and mindset makes you a worthy legatee of..
Giriraj Singh slams Rahul Gandhi for using 'Savarkar' surnameSingh said: "Vir Savarkar was a real patriot. No one becomes Gandhi and a patriot by merely adopting a surname. One needs Indian blood to become a real patriot. Many people have looted the country in..
Won't apologise, my name is not 'Savarkar': Rahul Gandhi at Congress rallySlamming the government for asking him to apologise over his 'Rape-in-India' remark, Gandhi said that he will not apologise for something which was right.
Shiv Sena member seeks Bharat Ratna for Savarkar, Birsa MundaA Shiv Sena member in Lok Sabha on Thursday demanded Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honour bestowed by the Union government, for Hindutva ideologue Veer Savarkar and tribal icon Birsa Munda...
No formal recommendation needed to confer Bharat Ratna on Veer Savarkar: Centre tells Lok SabhaIn the run-up to the Maharashtra elections, BJP had mentioned in its manifesto that the party would bestow the Bharat Ratna upon Veer Savarkar
No formal recommendation necessary: MHA on Bharat Ratna to SavarkarAmidst ongoing demand for conferring Bharat Ratna on Veer Savarkar, the ministry of home affairs on Tuesday informed the Lok Sabha that recommendations for this award is received regularly but no..
Confident that Shiv Sena will change Congress' stance on Hindutva: Savarkar's grandson on Maha coalitionShiv Sena, NCP and Congress have finalised a draft Common Minimum Programme (CMP) and are headed towards forming a coalition government in Maharashtra.
Historians erred in not properly projecting contributions of stalwarts like Savarkar: Venkaiah NaiduVice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday regretted that Indian historians have erred in not properly projecting the contributions of stalwarts like Veer Savarkar and their contributions to the..
There will be Shiv Sena CM in Maharashtra, no matter what: Sanjay RautHe also lashed out at the BJP for not conferring the Bharat Ratna to Veer Savarkar in the past five years when the party was in power.
Savarkar was 'patron' of Gandhi assassination: Tushar GandhiTushar Gandhi, great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, said on Friday that Savarkar was the "patron" of the Mahatma's assassination. Savarkar, who faced trial in the Gandhi assassination case but was..
Don’t agree with his ideology, but Savarkar was a nationalist: Abhishek SinghviCongress leader Abhishek Singhvi on Monday praised Hindutva ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. Singhvi’s comments, though they came with the rider that he did not subscribe to Savarkar’s ideology,..
Ashoka wades in to Savarkar debate, lambasts Siddaramaiah