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Assembly Elections 2019: BJP Releases Maharashtra Manifesto, Proposes Bharat Ratna For Veer Savarkar

In its election manifesto, released by BJP working president J P Nadda, the state unit also sought the honour for social reformers Jyotiba Phule and Savitribai Phule.

Assembly Elections 2019: BJP Releases Maharashtra Manifesto, Proposes Bharat Ratna For Veer Savarkar
BJP Working President JP Nadda and Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis release party's manifesto for upcoming Maharashtra elections. | Twitter/ANI
Assembly Elections 2019: BJP Releases Maharashtra Manifesto, Proposes Bharat Ratna For Veer Savarkar
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2019-10-15T15:07:15+05:30

Maharashtra BJP unit on Tuesday said it will ask the party-led NDA government at the Centre to confer Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, on Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, popularly known as Veer Savarkar.

In its election manifesto, released by BJP working president J P Nadda, the state unit also sought the honour for social reformers Jyotiba Phule and Savitribai Phule, a party leader said.

The manifesto speaks of "pursuing the matter with the Central government," the leader said.

Many BJP leaders look up to Savarkar for inspiration although he was a member of the Hindu Mahasabha and not the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the ideological parent of the BJP.

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