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HomeBreaking NewsOpposition Protests As BJP Displays Hindutva ideologue Savarkar’s Portrait in K'taka Assembly

Opposition Protests As BJP Displays Hindutva ideologue Savarkar’s Portrait in K’taka Assembly

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LoP Siddaramaiah wrote to Speaker to install portraits of personalities like Valmiki, Basavanna, Kanaka Dasa, BR Ambedkar, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and many others.

As Hindutva ideologue VD Savarkar’s portrait was undraped and displayed in the Karnataka Assembly hall by the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), the Opposition staged protests on the opening day of Winter Session.

LoP Siddaramaiah wrote to Speaker to install portraits of personalities like Valmiki, Basavanna, Kanaka Dasa, BR Ambedkar, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and many others.

“I don’t have information, but people are talking…Someone brought that to my notice. There is no need for the portrait,” Siddaramaiah told reporters.

“His (Savarkar) was a controversial personality. Those who want his portrait want peace for their soul…,” said the Congress leader.

He said, “Savarkar was among those in the Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination case. He is a controversial figure. We have to see. We have not been invited for discussion for now.” Congress State president D K Shivakumar said he is also not aware of any such development.

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LoP Siddaramaiah wrote to Speaker to install portraits of personalities like Valmiki, Basavanna, Kanaka Dasa, BR Ambedkar, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and many others.As Hindutva ideologue VD Savarkar’s portrait was undraped and displayed in the Karnataka Assembly hall by the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), the Opposition staged protests on the opening day of Winter Session. LoP Siddaramaiah wrote to Speaker to install portraits of personalities like Valmiki, Basavanna, Kanaka Dasa, BR Ambedkar, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and many others. Congress State president D K Shivakumar said he is also not aware of any such development.

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