BJP’s controversial candidate from Bhopal, who is also a terror accused, released from jail on health grounds, Pragya Singh Thakur has gone ahead to call the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, Nathuram Godse a patriot- “Nathuram Godse was a deshbhakt, he is and will remain a deshbhakt. Those calling him a terrorist should instead look within. They will be given a befitting reply in this election.” She perhaps was referring to
The statement comes in the heels of the statement by Kamal Haasan, Tamil actor turned politician who on 12.5.2019 said, “Independent India’s first terrorist was a Hindu and his name was Nathuram Godse.”
The BJP party which has fielded Pragya Singh in Bhopal against Congress Digvijaya Singh however tried to cool tempers by saying that it does not agree with its candidate’s statement. Inspite of the hue and cry over its fielding a terror-accused, the BJP defended its choice by saying that it wanted to save the Hindu religion.
In the latest news coming in, the ruling party has asked Pragya Singh to apologise for calling Godse a patriot. But will an apology change her mindset or that of the many who believe Godse did us proud by killing the Father of the Nation