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Confer Bharat Ratna on freedom fighters: Manish Tewari

In a letter to the Prime Minister, shared on microblogging site Twitter, Tewari said Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev inspired an entire generation of patriots by their unrelenting resistance to British Imperialism.

india Updated: Oct 27, 2019, 02:57 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
New Delhi, Hindustan Times
Indian Freedom Fighter Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru, Sukhdev Thapar - .
Indian Freedom Fighter Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru, Sukhdev Thapar - .(HT Photo/Virendra Prabhakar)

Congress leader and Lok Sabha MP Manish Tewari wrote to Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Saturday to confer India’s highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna, to freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev posthumously.

In a letter to the Prime Minister, shared on microblogging site Twitter, Tewari said Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev inspired an entire generation of patriots by their unrelenting resistance to British Imperialism.

“I would like to draw your kind attention towards the fact that Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev inspired an entire generation of patriots by their unrelenting resistance to British Imperialism and later their supreme sacrifice on the 23rd of March, 1931,” the Congress leader stated in the letter dated October 25.

He added that it would be in the fitness of things to confer the award on January, 26, 2020 on all three. If they are formally conferred with the honorific of “Shaheed-E-Azam and the Chandigarh Airport located in Mohali named as Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh Airport, Chandigarh (Mohali), the gesture would touch the heart of 124 crore Indians”, Tewari wrote.

In its election manifesto released in Maharashtra recently, the BJP had proposed Bharat Ratna for Veer Savarkar.

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