MUMBAI — Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Tushar Gandhi alleged that VD Savarkar not only helped the Britishers but he also helped Nathuram Godse to get an “efficient gun” to kill Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.
Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson tweeted, “Savarkar not only helped the British, but he also helped Nathuram Godse find an efficient gun to murder Bapu. Till two days before Bapu’s Murder, Godse did not have a reliable weapon to carry out the murder of M. K. Gandhi”.
Tushar Gandhi also claimed that Prabodhankar Thackeray, the father of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray, had forewarned the Mahatma’s companions about a plot to kill the Father of the Nation.
In another tweet he said, “When in 1930s several attempts were made on Bapu’s life. Prabodhankar Thackerey forewarned Bapu’s companions about a plot to kill Bapu in Akola, Vidarbha and saved Bapu’s life. He then issued a public warning to Sanatani Hindu organisations & their leadership in Maharashtra to desist from their murderous attacks on Bapu.”
“Savarkar actively helped the British during the Second World War. He continued doing so even after knowing that Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and his INA were fighting the British, this is an undeniable historic fact,” Tushar Gandhi added.
Earlier, senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s allegations that VD Savarkar filed the mercy petitions to the British rulers of India while other freedom fighters sacrificed their lives has invited criticism from leaders of the BJP and Shiv Sena (Uddhav faction).
Gandhi alleged BJP RSS ideologue was against the freedom of India, he took pensions from Britishers and even helped them.
Reacting to Uddhav Thackeray’s disassociating Rahul Gandhi’s remark against VD Savarkar for filing a mercy petition and helping Britishers, Tushar Gandhi said “Savarkar and Hedgewar were leaders of Sanatani Hindus. This Prabodhankar’s warning was addressed to them, Shiv Sena Uddhav Balasaheb Thackerey, must be reminded of this bit of their history.”
However, the Maharashtra BJP leaders criticised Tushar Gandhi’s comments on VD Savarkar and termed them unfounded.
Photo: Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Tushar Gandhi. — Taken from Twitter