How could Gandhi communicate with jailed Savarkar?: Chhattisgarh CM Baghel counters Rajnath Singhs claim - The Indian ExpressSource: The Indian Express
A day after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh claimed that former Hindu Mahasabha leader Savarkar had filed a mercy petition before the British government on Mahatama Gandhis request, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel argued how Gandhi could have communicated with a jailed Savarkar.Tell me one thing, where was Mahatma Gandhi at that time? He was in Wardha (Maharashtra) and where was he (Savarkar)? He was in Cellular Jail (in Andaman and Nicobar Islands). How would they have contacted (each other)? He filed mercy petitions from jail not once but half a dozen times, Baghel was quoted as saying by PTI.After apologising to Britishers, he continued to be with them and never spoke a single word against them. He worked on Britishers agenda of divide and rule. He was the first one to suggest the two-nation theory after coming out of jail in 1925, the Congress leader added.Savarkar talked about Hindustan and Pakistan in 1925 and later the Muslim League in 1937.