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Nationalist Congress Party Chief Sharad Pawar, on Wednesday, October 13, said that he has read a lot about Veer Savarkar and Mahatma Gandhi. He claimed that he knew most of the incidents about their lives.
“Nowhere in history have I read that Mahatma Gandhi asked Savarkar to file mercy petitions to the British,” he said.
His remarks came a day after Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that Mahatma Gandhi had asked Savarkar to file mercy petitions.
He said the same while addressing a press conference in Mumbai.
“I recently purchased a set of books on Gandhi ji. After going home I will once again see if they mention any such incident,” he added.