Published: Mon, May 20, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

PM Modi slams Pragya Thakur, BJP defends her candidature

PM Modi slams Pragya Thakur, BJP defends her candidature

Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra launched an indirect attack against BJP's Bhopal candidate Pragya Singh Thakur over her "Nathuram Godse is a patriot" remark.

Pragya Thakur: "Nathuram Godse was a deshbhakt (patriot), is a "deshbhakt" and will remain a "deshbhakt".

But even so the sheer volume of disgust forced Shah's hand as clearly India is not ready to tolerate acceptance of Gandhi's assassin --and as Kamal Hasan said "terrorist".

Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Pragya Singh Thakur in Bhopal, India, on April 23, 2019.

At a press conference where Modi was seated next to him at the party headquarters, BJP president Amit Shah said it was "our satyagraha" against the Hindutva terror bogey and the fake case foisted against Thakur by the previous Congressled UPA government. It is worth mentioning that earlier Pragya had also faced the people's wrath for her comments on Hemant Karkare, chief of Mumbai Police's ATS, stating that he died as she had cursed him.

"Whatever statements have been made on Gandhiji or Godse are very bad". Nitish, however, added that it is upto the BJP to take against her because it is the internal matter of the party. Thakur said, "Nathuram Godse ek deshbhakt the, hain aur rahenge (Nathuram Godse was a patriot, is a patriot, and will always remain one)".

Union minister Anantkumar Hegde also found himself in the news with a purported tweet justifying Godse's action. Former killed our Mahatma & the latter killed Mahatma's children.

Her remarks created a major row with the Congress demanding an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "Though she has apologised, I won't be able to pardon her with my heart", Modi said. I condemn this statement. "Party will ask her for clarification, she should apologise publicly for this statement", party spokesperson Narasimha Rao said. What Gandhi ji did for this country can not be forgotten. Watch our video to understand how people reacted to her statement. I have withdrawn the tweets as soon as I realised that it has hurt sentiments. Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, Other Accused in 2008 Malegaon Blasts Directed to Attend NIA Court Once a Week. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.

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