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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)

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BJP MP Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur
BJP MP Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur | PTI photo

BJP MP on Monday referred to Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse as a "deshbhakt (patriot)" during the debate in 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.

First Published: Wed, November 27 2019. 19:25 IST
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