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Like 'khaki nikkar,' Nathuram Godse an identity of RSS: Azam Khan

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is the identity of (RSS) the same way the 'khaki nikkar' is, said after BJP's candidate Thakur courted a controversy by calling killer of the a "patriot".

"Condemnation of Thakur's comment by the BJP is not enough. is the identity of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the same way khaki nikkar (khaki shorts) is. Now, it is in the hands of the people to decide whether they want our nation to be identified with Gandhi or Godse, humanity or khaki nikkar," Khan said on Thursday.

On May 16, when questioned about Kamal Haasan's remark that India's first terrorist was a Hindu (in reference to Godse), Thakur had said, "was a 'deshbhakt', is a 'deshbhakt' and will remain a 'deshbhakt'."

Criticising the BJP government over giving the ticket to "a supporter of Godse", said Thakur must be thrown out of the party.

Digvijaya Singh, who is contesting against her from Bhopal, has sought BJP's apology for her remarks.

Soon after her controversial statement on 'Godse', the opposition parties attacked Singh saying what she said reflected the mindset of the people nurtured in the RSS ideology.However, the BJP G V L issued a statement saying the party condemns the statement of Thakur and said she should apologize publicly for terming Gandhi's assassin Godse a "true patriot'.Later, Thakur tendered an apology for her remark stating that she respects a lot and his sacrifice for the country cannot be forgotten.

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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 09:22 IST