Yogesh Soman, a senior professor at University of Mumbai who was sent on compulsory leave after protesting against Rahul Gandhi’s comment against Veer Savarkar, on Wednesday (22 January) said that he is firm on his statement on Congress leader.
Soman further said that he received the information on him being sent on a forced leave via media and that he will give an official statement when an official enquiry is held.
Earlier, Soman, who serves as the Director of Academy of Theatre Arts in University of Mumbai, was sent on compulsory leave after criticising Rahul Gandhi for his remarks against Veer Savarkar.
Rahul Gandhi had recently made disparaging comments against Savarkar after refusing to apologise for his “rape in India” remark, which prompted Soman to post a video criticising him.
In response to Rahul Gandhi refusing to apologise by stating that “his name is Rahul Gandhi and not Rahul Savarkar”, Soman said that he neither has any quality of Savarkar nor of Gandhi.
In the video Soman also condemned Rahul Gandhi’s “pappugiri” and asserted that the former Congress president is not even qualified to assume the surname Savarkar.
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