Mangaluru, Oct 20, 2019: MLC and KPCC Spokesperson Ivan D’Souza has questioned the intentions of the BJP government behind its plans to confer Bharat Ratna on Savarkar.
Addressing press persons at the Congress office on October 20, Sunday, Ivan pointed out that Savarkar had written six letters to the British revealing his wish to surrender within two weeks of landing in jail. How can such a man be a freedom fighter ? Why should he be given Bharat Ratna?," Ivan questioned.
Ivan said there was nothing wrong in the demand placed forth by former CM Siddaramaiah to confer Bharat Ratna on Siddaganga seer. " He deserves it, but the BJP does not want this," he added
Ivan further said the BJP was creating unnecessary narratives during election time just to divert attention of the people from the real issues.
Kavitha Sanil, former mayor, party leaders Bhasker Rao, Nazeer Bajal and others were present.