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Congress wants Modi's apology over Pragya's remarks on Godse

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Thursday condemned remarks of BJPs Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal describing Mahatma Gandhis assassin Nathu Ram as a patriot and sought an apology from

Talking to reporters, alleged that the ruling BJP dispensation "was successor" of and India's soul is again under attack by them.

He said Thakur had earlier made disparaging remarks against Hemant Karkare, who had interrogated her in the Malegaon case and was later killed during the 26/11 attacks.

"BJP and its leaders are deliberately, and in a concerted conspiracy, attacking the thought, the entire way of life as also the teaching of This is an insult to the Indian way of life, the Gandhian way of life that lies in India's soul. This is an unpardonable sin," he said.

Surjewala also referred to remarks of describing as a patriot for which he had expressed regret.

"We call upon the to tender an unconditional apology to the nation and take punitive action against Pragya Thakur otherwise it will be more than proved that all such acts of denigrating the Father of the Nation by the ilk of Pragya Thakur have active concurrence of Modi," he said.

He said Modi and must punish Pragya Thakur and withdraw her candidature.



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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 20:04 IST