Savarkar’s photo on Cong posters surfaces, latter calls it printing mistake; draws ire of BJP
In Kerala’s Aluva area, Congress posters featured photo of Veer Savarkar along with other freedom fighters, however as photo surfaced on social media, the party called it a ‘printing mistake’.
New Delhi: While Rahul Gandhi leads Bharat Jodo Yatra through the cities & hinterlands of the country and seeks to mobilize people in the run-up to 2024 Lok Sabha polls, the party found itself in the midst of controversy over freedom fighter Veer Savarkar’s photo on its posters in Kerala.
In Kerala’s Aluva area, Congress posters featured photo of Veer Savarkar along with other freedom fighters, however as photo surfaced on social media, the party called it a ‘printing mistake’. More so, the workers later covered this photo with that of Mahatma Gandhi.
The move drew sharp reactions from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). It lashed out at the Congress party as well as Rahul Gandhi.
“Oops! It seems all attempts by Rahul to obfuscate history did not work! Veer Savarkar against whom Rahul has been spewing lies was exposed when his Bharat Jodo Yatra in Aluva, Ernakulam carried posters of Veer Savarkar! Later on they tried to cover it up! Savarkar Zindabad…Rahul ji, no matter how much you try… history and truth comes out. Savarkar was Veer! Those who hide are the kaayars,” added BJP spokesperson Shehzad
Rahul ji, no matter how much you try… history and truth comes out
Savarkar was Veer ! Those who hide are the “kaayars”
— Shehzad Jai Hind (@Shehzad_Ind) September 21, 2022
Veer Savarkar has always been a contentious issue between BJP & Congress. The grand old party refrains from counting his contributions in freedom movement while for BJP, he is a strong historic figure who inspires generations.
#WATCH | Kerala: Picture of VD Savarkar being covered by a picture of Mahatma Gandhi on the campaign poster of ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ that was put up in Kochi earlier today pic.twitter.com/krjnX1r0Uy
— ANI (@ANI) September 21, 2022
The embarrassing moment for Congress was reportedly noticed by Kerala’s Independent MLA PV Anwar. He posted a video on the social media on Facebook account, which showed Congress workers covering Savarkar photo with Mahatma Gandhi.
Congress called it a ‘printing mistake’and said that party workers were taking out pictures from the internet and in the process, made a blunder.
Once it was noticed, the workers tried to cover it with the photo of Mahatma Gandhi, it said.