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Pragya Thakur calls Godse 'deshbhakt' in LS debate; Opposition objects

Thankur interrupted Raja and said he should not give example of "deshbhakton" (patriots) for "deshbhakti" (patriotism)

BJP MP Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur

BJP MP Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur | PTI photo

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BJP MP Pragya Thakur on Monday referred to Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse as a "deshbhakt (patriot)" during the debate in Lok Sabha on Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019, with several opposition members objecting to her remarks.
She made the remarks while DMK member A Raja was speaking on the bill. He referred to Godse's remarks on why he killed Mahatma Gandhi and said he nursed a grudge against him for over three decades.
Thankur interrupted Raja and said he should not give example of "deshbhakton" (patriots) for "deshbhakti" (patriotism)
The bill was passed after a reply by Home Minister Amit Shah. Several Opposition members demanded its withdrawal.

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First Published: Nov 27 2019 | 7:25 PM IST

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