Savarkar is nation’s idol, no compromise on that: Shiv Sena

MUMBAI: The Shiv Sena on Saturday reacted sharply to Rahul Gandhi’s jibe `My name is not Rahul

Savarkar’, saying that there could not be any “compromise” about reverence for the Hindutva ideologue.

“Veer Savarkar is an idol of whole country and not just Maharashtra. The name Savarkar denotes pride about nation and self. Like Nehru and Gandhi, Savarkar too sacrificed his life for the country. Every such idol must be revered. There is no compromise on this,” Sena leader Sanjay Raut tweeted.

Addressing the Congress’ mega “Bharat Bachao Rally” in Delhi earlier in the day, Rahul Gandhi rejected the BJP’s demand for apology for his “rape in India” barb, and added that his name was Rahul Gandhi, not “Rahul Savarkar” and he will never apologise for speaking the truth. (AGENCIES)