No proposal to remove Savarkar’s photo from assembly hall: U T Khader

Belagavi, Dec 7 (IANS): Amid rumours that the Congress government may remove the photo of BJP's iconic figure, Veer Savarkar, from the assembly hall in Suvarna Vidhana Soudha, Belagavi, Karnataka assembly Speaker U.T. Khader clarified on Thursday that no such proposal is currently before him.

Speaking to reporters on the issue, Khader stated in Belagavi at Suvarna Vidhana Soudha, "Let us see when the proposal in this regard comes before me. For me, the ministers and opposition leaders are the same."

Speaker Khader also emphasised that his actions would be in accordance with the Indian Constitution.

The rumours suggested that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah-led government is considering replacing Veer Savarkar's photo with that of the late former Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru.

Meanwhile, Minister for RDPR, IT, and BT, Priyank Kharge posed four questions on Veer Savarkar to the BJP and challenged them to answer with a simple yes or no.

Responding to reporters' questions about the removal of Veer Savarkar's photo, Priyank Kharge demanded that first the BJP answer who gave the title 'Veer' to Veer Savarkar, stating, "No one knows about it; let them explain."

Kharge further asked if Savarkar had demanded a pension in writing to the British, claiming he had written to the British four or five times on this matter. Additionally, Minister Kharge questioned whether Savarkar's family members had written to the British about his pension.

He also brought up Savarkar's call for Indians to join the British army when Subhash Chandra Bose was building the Indian National Army (INA) with the British.

Concluding his statements, Kharge asserted that after answering the aforementioned questions, the BJP leaders could then speak about and praise Veer Savarkar.



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  • William Rodrigues, Milagres, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 08 2023

    Let us all forget about the photos. These should be in museums. We want development. You politicians rise up to the occasion. Don't go into digging, but build the future.;which is very important today. Or else there will be divisions in every field.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 08 2023

    I think now the time has come to install Tippu Sultan photo.

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  • Kumar, Mangalore . Surathkal

    Fri, Dec 08 2023

    If you want you can put photo of tippu in ur house

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 08 2023

    Kumar, mangalore, I don't wish to keep terrorist tippu's photo in assembly nor Savarkar photo in assembly. Both are fundoos/fundamentals. I wish removal of Savarkar photo from assembly, Kumar can keep Savarkar photo in his house.

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 08 2023

    Self awarded as Veer by writing a book in pseudo name to avoid being called coward if his letters begging for forgiveness and declaring loyalty to British and getting pension from Queen get exposed. There's always a joker in the pack, let there be one on the wall among patriots too reminding us of treacherous past always,lest WhatsApp University degree holders might mislead our future generations.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Thu, Dec 07 2023

    U T Khader is a Gentleman ...

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