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Pragya's apology is eyewash: CPI-M

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The (CPI-M) on Friday described BJP's Bhopal candidate Pragya Singh Thakur's apology for calling Mahatma Gandhi's assassin a "patriot" an "eyewash".

"The apology she has made, at the behest of the BJP, is an eyewash confirming that she adheres to her position," a CPI-M statement said.

Pragya Thakur came under widespread criticism after describing Gandhi's killer Nathuram Godse as a "deshbakht".

"described her as 'a symbol of India's civilizational heritage'," the statement said. "By fielding her, the RSS-BJP were seeking to whip up communal polarization and consolidate the 'Hindutva communal vote bank'.

"This reflects the RSS-BJP attitude towards terrorism, a terror accused and the assassin of "

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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 17:44 IST
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