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Sadhvi Pragya callls Godse 'deshbhakt', BJP seeks public apology

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BJP's Lok Sabha candidate from Sadhvi on Thursday called Nathuram Godse, the man who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi, a "deshbhakt" (patriot).

After her statement stirred a controversy, the condemned it and asked her to tender a public apology for the contentious remark.

"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," she said in

Pragya Singh was reacting to noted and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) Kamal Haasan's recent statement calling Nathuram the first Hindu terrorist of independent "The first terrorist post-Independence was Nathuram Godse, a Hindu. It started from there. He killed Mahatma Gandhi," Haasan had said.

In no time, the BJP condemned Pragya Singh's remark and said that she should tender a public apology for it.

"We completely disagree with her statement and strongly condemn it. The BJP will ask her why she made such a statement. It would be proper for her to tender a public apology for this objectionable statement," told reporters at the party

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 16:54 IST
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