RaGa should drop his surname as it was stolen by his family: Sambit Patra

Rahul Gandhi should drop his surname as it was “stolen” by his family for political gains, BJP leader Sambit Patra claimed on Sunday, a day after the Congress scion refused to apologise for his “rape in India” remark saying he is not “Rahul Savarkar”.

New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi should drop his surname as it was “stolen” by his family for political gains, BJP leader Sambit Patra claimed on Sunday, a day after the Congress scion refused to apologise for his “rape in India” remark saying he is not “Rahul Savarkar”.

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Addressing a press conference, Patra said former prime minister Indira Gandhi had called Savarkar “son of soil”, while her grandson was referring to him in a derogatory note.

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“They stole the Gandhi name for political gains. He should give up the name of Gandhi. You (Rahul Gandhi) are a political deserter,” Patra alleged.

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(PTI)