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I won't forgive Pragya Thakur for calling Godse a patriot: PM Modi

Earlier Friday, BJP president Amit Shah said remarks on Mahatma Gandhis assassin by three BJP leaders Thakur, Anantkumar Hegde and Nalin Kumar Kateel were not in line with Party's ideology

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Pragya Singh Thakur
Photo: Pragya Singh Thakur

Prime Minister Friday said he will never forgive candidate Pragya Singh Thakur for insulting by calling his assassin a true patriot.

Modi told a TV channel during his last rally here ahead of the last phase of voting in the Lok Sabha polls, Modi also said her comments were detrimental to society.

"The remarks made about Gandhiji or are very bad and very wrong for society," he said. "She has sought an apology but I would never be able to forgive her fully," he added.

Earlier Friday, president said remarks on Mahatma Gandhis assassin by three leaders Thakur, Union Minister Anantkumar Hegde and Karnataka MP Nalin Kumar Kateel were not in line with the partys ideology.

Shah had said the partys disciplinary committee has sought an explanation from them in 10 days.

During a roadshow in Madhya Pradesh, Thakur had said, "Nathuram Godseji deshbhakt the, hai, aur rahenge, unko aatankwadi kahne wale log swayam ki gireban me jhaank kar dekhe chunav mein aise logon ko jawab de diya jayega" (was a patriot, is a patriot, and will remain a patriot those who call him a terrorist should look within they will get a reply in this election).

She was responding to a comment made by actor-turned- politician Kaman Haasan, who said Godse was the first Hindu terrorist in independent India.

The Malegaon blast accused later apologised for her statement.

First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 15:46 IST
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