Union Minister Thakur mocks Rahul over Savarkar remarks, speaks on Nehru’s ‘apology’ during Nabha Jail term | India News

Nagpur: Union Minister Anurag Thakur Congress leader targeted on Sunday Rahul Gandhi For insulting the late Hindutva ideologue VD Savarkar and claimed Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru “Apologised” for getting out of jail once.
Amid demands from the Bharatiya Janata Party that he apologize for insulting OBCs with his Modi surname and Chor remark, for which he was convicted by a court and consequently disqualified as a Lok Sabha MP , Rahul Gandhi retorted by saying “My name is not Savarkar, my name is Gandhi and Gandhi does not apologize to anyone.”
Lokmat National Media Conclave ‘Is Indian media completely polarised?’ Speaking on the topic The Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting said that Rahul Gandhi can never become Savarkar as he invoked immense sacrifices and hardships in jail.
“If you can’t respect someone, at least don’t insult them. Gandhi claims he doesn’t apologise, but is going to court (in appeal against March 23 Surat court order to him was sentenced to two years in jail in a defamation case, resulting in his disqualification as a Lok Sabha MP),” Thakur said.
Hitting out at Gandhi, Thakur claimed that Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the country’s first prime minister and great-grandfather of the former, had submitted a bond to get out of jail after being arrested for an agitation following the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Punjab.
Thakur claimed difficulties Nabha Jail wrote an “apology” letter to Nehru, stating that he would not return to the region to participate in any movement.
According to a plaque in the Nabha Jail, Nehru, K Santhanam and AT Gidwani were arrested on September 22, 1923, for entering the princely state of Nabha.
Thakur also taunted Gandhi over her “never apologise” remarks and pointed out that she had apologized to the Supreme Court in 2018 (for her chowkidar chor hai remark).
The conference was organized to mark the birth centenary of freedom fighter and founder of Lokmat Media Group Jawaharlal Darda, fondly known as ‘Babuji’, as well as the golden jubilee of Lokmat Nagpur edition.

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