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 - Vinayak Chaturthi 2021: Know The date, Time For Ganesh Chaturthi Puja

“Today is the date of independent India’s first terror attack by Nathuram Godse, whose guru was Savarkar..,” he said. Also Read - Forget Telegram, Signal: ISIS Terrorists in India, Abroad Using Much More Secure Messenger 'Threema'

“India’s independence was hard fought and it must be preserved from Savarkar’s heirs,” he said on twitter. Also Read - India Set to Rollout World’s Biggest Vaccination Drive Today, 3 Lakh Health Workers to Get Shots on Day 1

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.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.