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Cong responds to BJP’s Partition video that includes Savarkar

The second “Partition Horrors Remembrance Day” — named so by Prime Minister Narendra Modi — handed in bitter recriminations between the BJP and the Congress over who was answerable for the division of the nation in 1947. It began within the morning after the BJP tweeted a video that targeted on Jawaharlal Nehru. The day ended with a video from the Congress, which pointed finger at Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and SP Mukherjee — whom the BJP considers amongst its greatest icons.

In its video, the Congress argued that the two-nation concept was began by Savarkar, greater than three a long time after SP Mukherjee confirmed help for the partition of Bengal. Later it was taken over by Mohammad Ali Jinnah.

The video additionally quoted BR Ambedkar, architect of the Indian Structure, as saying, “Irrespective of how unusual it appears, Mr Savarkar and Mr Jinnah, as a substitute of opposing one another on the two-nation concept, have supported one another”.

Within the morning, the BJP video alleged that the Congress leaders who ought to have confronted the Muslim League on the two-nation concept, had accepted partition with out consulting the folks of the nation.  It additionally blamed the communists, saying their leaders backed the Muslim League. Many of the video, which used archival images, was full of visuals of Jawaharlal Nehru and Jinnah.

The caption accompanying the BJP video learn, “Those that had no data of India’s cultural heritage, civilization, values, pilgrimages, in simply three weeks, they drew the border between folks residing collectively for hundreds of years. The place had been these folks at the moment who had the duty of combating towards these divisive forces?”

The 2 events had sparred on the difficulty via the morning on social media, with Congress’s senior chief Jairam Ramesh alleging that the “actual intent of PM to mark Aug 14 as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day is to make use of probably the most traumatic historic occasions as fodder for his present political battles”.

“The tragedy of partition, can’t be misused to gasoline hate & prejudice. The reality is Savarkar originated 2 nation concept and Jinnah perfected it. Sardar Patel wrote, “I felt that if we didn’t settle for partition, India can be cut up into many bits and can be utterly ruined,” Mr Ramesh had tweeted.

“The trendy day Savarkars and Jinnahs are persevering with their efforts to divide the nation. The Indian Nationwide Congress will uphold the legacy of Gandhi, Nehru, Patel and plenty of others who had been untiring of their efforts to unite the nation. The politics of hate might be defeated,” learn one other of his tweets.

The BJP’s Amit Malviya hit again, tweeting, “The 2 nation concept was first propounded by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Founding father of Aligarh Muslim College, who gave the thought again in 1876, a lot earlier than Savarkar was even born (1883). Savarkar and the Hindu Mahasabha had been infact against concept of partition, until the very finish”.

Concerning the Congress’s claims on SP Mukherjee, he tweeted, “The Congress, genuflecting to the calls for of the Muslim League, had resigned to the thought of giving freely entire of Bengal to then East Pakistan. Had Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee not campaigned for Hindu majority districts to stick with India, we’d don’t have any West Bengal right this moment”.

Final 12 months, PM Modi had declared that August 14 might be remembered as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day, to remind the nation of the sufferings and sacrifices of Indians throughout the partition in 1947.

This morning, he tweeted, “At the moment, on #PartitionHorrorsRemembranceDay, I pay homage to all those that misplaced their lives throughout Partition , and applaud the resilience in addition to grit of all those that suffered throughout that tragic interval of our historical past”.



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