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Why just Savarkar, also seek Bharat Ratna for Godse: Asaduddin

Why just Savarkar, also seek Bharat Ratna for Godse: Asaduddin
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AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi lashed out at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for demanding Bharat Ratna to the formulator of Hindutva philosophy VD Damodar Savarkar.

AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi lashed out at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for demanding Bharat Ratna to the formulator of Hindutva philosophy VD Damodar Savarkar.

"If Savarkar is given Bharat Ratna, Why not the Godse have it," said Owaisi in an interview. "Nathuram Godse and others were found guilty in the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. How can someone even think of giving him the highest honour? If you are giving Savarkar, then Godse should also have it," he said.

The Congress party also slammed BJP after the party's Maharashtra unit demanded VD Savarkar's name for Bharat Ratna.

"The BJP may not be far to demand the award even to Godse when the party propped up Savakar's name," a CPI leader said.

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