Savarkar Gaurav Yatra | Maharashtra: CM Shinde started ‘Savarkar Gaurav Yatra’ in Thane, people gathered in large numbers




Thane (Maharashtra). Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Sunday led ‘Savarkar Gaurav Yatra’ in Thane city in which hundreds of people participated to pay respect to Hindutva ideologue late V D Savarkar. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shinde-led Shiv Sena had last month announced that they would take out Savarkar Gaurav Yatra in each district of Maharashtra to honor Savarkar’s contribution to the country and to counter Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s criticism against him. Will go

On Sunday, people participated in the yatra wearing saffron caps with ‘Mi Savarkar’ (I am Savarkar) and other messages written on them. They paid floral tributes to Savarkar at the Ram Ganesh Gadkari Rangayatan Auditorium in Thane city, from where the yatra started . Shinde and some other leaders of the ruling Shiv Sena-BJP alliance took part in the yatra riding a makeshift ‘rath’ and waved to citizens as they passed through four assembly constituencies of the city.

Flowers were showered on the people participating in the yatra. Many of these people joined the yatra on more than 200 motorcycles and around 100 auto rickshaws. BJP leader Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, Thane MLA Sanjay Kelkar, Thane BJP chief and MLC Niranjan Devkhare, former mayor Naresh Mhaske, Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik and several other local leaders of the ruling coalition participated in the yatra. A large number of women also participated in the yatra.


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