BJP’s Pragya Singh Thakur calls Nathuram Godse a ‘Patriot’


Bhopal: In yet another controversial statement, BJP’s Bhopal Lok Sabha seat candidate and Malegaon blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur on Thursday called Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse a “patriot”.

Responding to a question on actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan’s comments that Godse was the “first terrorist of free India”, Thakur said, “Nathuram Godse ek deshbhakt the, hain aur rahenge (Nathuram Godse was a patriot, is a patriot, and will always remain one).”

News Agency ANI published Thakur’s statement in its Twitter handle.

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After backlash, Thakur apologised for her controversial statements soon after the BJP had asked her to tender a public apology for her remarks terming Nathuram Godse as a patriot.

This is not the first time that Thakur had made controversial statements.  Last month, the BJP leader said former Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare had died during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks because of her “curse”.

Thakur had also invited the ire of the Election Commission in April this year for her remark on the Babri Masjid demolition.

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