Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was the hindutva ideologist and Revolutionary freedom fighter. Due to his political ideology he has been the topic of criticism by main-Stream media.
To set the suspicious narrative about him the Marathi news channel of ABP group; ABP Majha conducted a debate program with the title of “Savarkar: Hero or villain?” The overall approach of the arrogant anchor Mr. Prasanna Joshi was humiliating and insulting.
The title was an insulation towards Savarkar; it received outraging criticism on Social Media . The fan followers of savarkar started boycott campaign. The office bearers of Veer Savarkar National Memorial were approaching the advertisers of ABP group. The BJP MLA Atul Bhatkhalkar, MP. Gopal Shetty, MP. Rahul Shewale from Shivsena and Ranjit Savarkar were at leaderboard of the overall campaign. It hugely affected the TRP and Revenue of ABP Majha.
The Savarkar’s followers had planned protest rally at office of ABP Majha on Sunday, 23 june 2019. Due to fear and revenue loss the ABP Majha on 20th of June 2019 extended unconditional apology towards Veer Savarkar and his fan/followers.