Hyderabad, Jan 30 (PTI) In an apparent attack on the BJP-RSS, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi Wednesday said the country’s independence must be preserved from “Savarkar’s heirs.”Also Read - Sports Minister Anurag Thakur Lavishes Praise On Indian Archery Team

“Today is the date of independent India’s first terror attack by Nathuram Godse, whose guru was Savarkar..,” he said. Also Read - IPL 2022: Rashid Khan Comes Up With A Rib-Tickling Response To Gujarat Titans' Query

“India’s independence was hard fought and it must be preserved from Savarkar’s heirs,” he said on twitter. Also Read - Major: Para-Military Officer Gets Emotional After Watching Adivi Sesh in Sandeep Unnikrishnan's Biopic - Viral Video

Owaisi, Lok Sabha member from Hyderabad, is a bitter critic of BJP and RSS.

Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on January 30, 1948 and nine accused were tried for the conspiracy and the murder.

The trial court on February 10, 1949, convicted seven accused and acquitted one. Accused Godse and Narayan Apte were given death sentence.

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