Nathuram Godse, the person who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi, “was adeshbhakt (patriot), is a deshbhakt and can stay one,” the BJP’s Pragya Singh Thakur mentioned at the moment, including to her rising record of controversial statements.
The saffron-wearing Pragya Thakur, the BJP’s candidate in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, had been requested to reply to an ongoing controversy over south superstar-turned-politician Kamal Haasan, saying that “Godse, the primary extremist of unbiased India, was a Hindu”.
The “Sadhvi” who’s the foremost accused within the 2008 Malegaon blast was requested for a response within the context of allegations of “Hindu terror”.
“Nathuram Godse was a deshbhakt, is a deshbhakt and can stay a deshbhakt. Individuals calling him a terrorist ought to as an alternative look inside, such folks will probably be given a becoming reply within the election,” Pragya Thakur advised reporters.
Condemning her feedback, the BJP mentioned she ought to apologise. “BJP doesn’t agree with this assertion, we condemn it. Occasion will ask her for clarification, she ought to apologise publicly for this assertion,” get together spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao mentioned.
Dubbed accused No. 1 within the Malegaon blasts through which six folks have been killed and greater than 100 injured, Pragya Thakur was seen because the face of what was termed Hindu terror in the course of the Congress-led UPA authorities’s rule.
In a extremely polarised marketing campaign in Bhopal, 49-year-old Pragya Thakur made controversial remarks like “cursing” Hemant Karkare, who died preventing terrorists in the course of the 26/11 assaults, and bragging about taking part within the demolition of the Babri mosque in Ayodhya.
She was requested by her get together to dial down her statements and even banned quickly from campaigning by the Election Fee.
The BJP has requested motion towards Kamal Haasan for his remark.
“I’m not saying this as a result of it is a Muslim-dominated space, however I’m saying this earlier than a statue of Gandhi. Unbiased India’s first extremist (theevravaadi) was a Hindu, his identify is Nathuram Godse. There it begins,” Kamal Haasan had mentioned whereas campaigning in Tamil Nadu on Sunday.
Nathuram Godse, who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi in 1948, was a member of the Hindu Mahasabha.