BJP has Bharat Ratna an election issue during Maharashtra Assembly polls by announcing that the country’s topmost honour will be bestowed on controversial Hindu nationalist V D Savarkar. Recall that the Vajpayee government had expressed similar intentions but backed off later! Why? Was it because of an acceptance of Gopal Godse’s take on the relations between Savarkar and Gandhi’s killer Nathuram Godse of Hindu Mahasabha? In this episode, senior journalist Urmilesh unravels two big mysteries.