‘No One Becomes Patriot By Adopted Surname’: Giriraj Singh Slams Rahul Gandhi For Using ‘Savarkar’ With His Name

Union Minister Giriraj Singh. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Union Minister Giriraj Singh took to Twitter to attack Rahul Gandhi on Saturday (14 December) for the statement he made during Bharat Bachao rally in the capital.

Singh said: "Vir Savarkar was a real patriot. No one becomes Gandhi and a patriot by merely adopting a surname. One needs Indian blood to become a real patriot. Many people have looted the country in disguise. It is unacceptable."

The Minister tagged a picture of Rahul, Sonia and Priyanka. "Who are these three? Are they common people of India?"

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Rahul Gandhi on Saturday (14 December) launched a scathing attack on the BJP while addressing 'Bharat Bachao rally' in the capital. He said he would not apologise for speaking the truth. "My name is not Rahul Savarkar, but Rahul Gandhi. I will not apologise for speaking the truth".

Rahul courted controversy over his "rape in India" remark at an election rally in Godda, Jharkhand, which led to ruckus in Parliament. The BJP had sought apology from Rahul for making that statement.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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