BJP pushes for motion on Savarkar, Speaker rejects it
MUMBAI, Feb. 27 -- The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) aggressively pushed for a motion to honour freedom fighter Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, a Hindutva ideologue, in the state Assembly on the occasion of his death anniversary on Wednesday. The motion was rejected by Assembly speaker Nana Patole, on the grounds that it was not in the framework of the proceeding rules, leading to an uproar by the BJP. BJP legislator and former finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar sought to move the motion and demanded that a resolution be passed by the lower house to honour the freedom fighter. The BJP was aiming to corner the Shiv Sena over the issue as the Sena reveres Savarkar. The Congress, a partner in the ruling coalition, has been criticising the move to gl...
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