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Can't forgive Pragya for insulting Bapu: Modi

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Friday said he will never forgive BJP's Lok Sabha candidate from and others for glorifying Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram as "deshbhakt" (patriot).

"Whatever statements have been made on Gandhiji or are very bad. They need to be criticised as these are not acceptable to the society. Those who have said so would need to think 100 times. Although she has sought apology but I will never forgive her for insulting Bapu," the told Hindi news channel News24 in an interview.

Modi's remarks came a day after the comment by Thakur, an accused in the Malegaon blast case, provided fodder to the to target the (BJP).

"Nathuram was a 'deshbhakt', is a 'deshbhakt' and will remain a 'deshbhakt'. People calling him a terrorist should instead look within. Such people will be given a befitting reply in these elections," Thakur told reporters in on Thursday.

As her statement went viral, two BJP MPs -- and -- also came out in her support.



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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 16:04 IST