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Pragya's Godse remark against BJP's ideology: Amit Shah

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Friday said that Pragya Singh Thakur's praise of Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram as a "patriot" was against the BJP's ideology.

Distancing the party from the comments made by its leaders Pragya Thakur, Ananth Hegde and Naveen Kateel in support of Godse, Shah said the party's disciplinary committee would inquire into the matter.

"The statements made by Pragya Thakur, Ananth Hegde and Naveen Kateel in the last two days are their own statements. The BJP has no relation with their statements," Shah tweeted.

"However, they have retracted their statements and also apologized. The BJP has taken a decision to send their statements to the disciplinary committee of the party. The committee will submit a report within 10 days to the BJP after receiving the replies of the three leaders over their statements that are against the ideology of the party," he said.

The (BJP) President's announcement came as the party faced criticism over the remarks ahead of the final phase of the Lok Sabha elections.

Pragya Thakur was the first among the three party leaders to call a "patriot", leading the to seek a report from the Madhya Pradesh

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

shot dead at a prayer meeting in on January 30, 1948. He was hanged after a trial.



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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 14:10 IST