Prime News, National (New Delhi), Nov 11:- Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Wednesday slammed Hindu nationalist Veer Savarkar saying that he wasn’t religious. Speaking at a book launch event, he claimed that Hindutva had nothing to do with Hinduism.
“Hindutva has nothing to do with Hinduism. Savarkar wasn’t religious. He had questioned why is cow considered ‘maata’ & had no problem in consuming beef. He brought ‘Hindutva’ word to establish Hindu identity which caused confusion in people”.
Digvijaya was speaking at the book launch of Congress leader Salman Khurshid’s book titled Sunrise Over Ayodhya: Nationhood in Our Times in Delhi.
Congress leader P Chidambaram also attended the launch event, where he claimed that secularism has moved away from acceptance to tolerance, and from tolerance to an uneasy coexistence. “Whatever happened on Dec 6, 1992, was terribly wrong. It debased our constitution. After the SC judgement, things took a predictable course, within a year or so everyone who was accused was acquitted. So like no one killed Jessica, nobody demolished Babri Masjid”, he said.