New Delhi, March 23, 2016: Hailing Bhagat Singh while calling Savarkar traitor Congress party’s official Twitter handle wrote:
“Bhagat Singh waged war for Freedom from British Raj VD Savarkar begged for mercy, to be a slave in British Raj.”
The Congress handle further wrote that:
“Bhagat Singh dared the British Raj to send the executioners. BJP-RSS ideologue Savarkar begged for his own release”
Meanwhile Congress leader Shobha Oza also alleged that the BJP is trying to mislead the nation on the sacrifice of Bhagat Singh and stated that ‘we want to bring the real face of the BJP to the nation & what the role of BJP/RSS has been during the freedom struggle.’
Congress leader further alleged that the Haryana’s INC Govt had passed a resolution to name the International airport in Chandigarh after Bhagat Singh. This was overturned by BJP. Instead of Bhagat Singh, the airport was to be named after an RSS Pracharak. This is the true face of BJP Govt.
The Congress leader targeting Narendra Modi also said that in 2015 the PM had inaugurated the International Airport. But, is silent on this whole issue of whose name should be used.
Congress leader also said that this is the Nationalism of the BJP. Replace the name of a martyr with that of an RSS pracharak.
Earlier in the day, Congress president Sonia Gandhi paid glowing tribute to the heroes Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev on their Martyrdom Day and said that “the heroism of deeds and clarity of thoughts displayed by these martyrs resonates in and inspires the minds of every Indian.”
Rahul Gandhi’s official Twitter handle also tweeted his thoughts on the heroes. It wrote:
“Remembering today the great patriots & freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev on their martyrdom day.”
With this current war of words, it seems that now even the freedom fighters would not remain untouched in political fights.
But here is something that we found which is rare and precious.
The Tribune front page which told India that the three brave sons accepted martyrdom without flinching: