The Congress on Thursday condemned remarks of BJPs Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal Pragya Singh Thakur describing Mahatma Gandhis assassin Nathu Ram Godse as a patriot and sought an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"BJP and its leaders are deliberately, and in a concerted conspiracy, attacking the thought, the entire way of life as also the teaching of Mahatma Gandhi. 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.
"We call upon the Prime Minister 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.
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