Bharat Jodo Yatra: On Rahul Gandhi's comment on Savarkar, Jairam Ramesh said, the chapter related to this issue is over
Following the furor over Rahul Gandhi's remarks on Hindutva ideologue VD Savarkar, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday said the chapter on the issue has ended. Ramesh was addressing a press conference after Gandhi-led 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' entered Madhya Pradesh during its halt at Burhanpur. Ramesh is the general secretary in charge of the communication, publicity, and media department of the Congress.
When asked about Rahul Gandhi's comment on Savarkar, he immediately said, "Savarkar's chapter is over. However, I would like to reiterate that the day people of BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh stop telling lies about our leaders, we will stop telling the truth about their leaders. Gandhi recently courted controversy in Maharashtra during the "Bharat Jodo Yatra" by saying that Savarkar had helped the British rulers and had written an apology to them while in jail because of "fear".
Further, Ramesh pointed out that on average, Rahul Gandhi walked 21 kilometers every day along with the participants of the Bharat Jodo Yatra, which passed through six states. "There were also occasions in Maharashtra when Gandhi walked for 24 kilometers in a day during this yatra," he said. It is being crossed by bus.