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Cong questions PM's silence on Pragya Thakur's remarks on Godse

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

on Friday questioned Narendra Modi's silence on BJP Sadhvi Pragya's remarks describing as a "patriot".

BJP's Lok Sabha candidate and Malegaon blast accused Thakur on Thursday lauded Mahatma Gandhi's assassin as a "patriot", sparking an outrage from the Opposition.

Under fire for her remarks, Thakur tendered an apology on Thursday night and said she respected as his work for the country cannot be forgotten.

In a tweet, Sibal tweeted, "When says: "a Deshbakht" and Modi is silent with Vidyasagar's statue a victim of the violent I can only pray for my country and hope that one day the silent majority will keep violence at bay".

Senior and former also condemned Thakur's remarks and said Godse was inspired by RSS ideology.

"Godse was inspired by Sangh Pariwar's ideology & so is Pragya. Former killed our Mahatma & the latter killed Mahatma's children. Pragya who calls Godse a patriot is endorsed by @narendramodi Is this the sign of an attempt to proliferate Sangh's hatred based ideology," he tweeted.

Amid the raging controversy over Thakur's remarks, another BJP leader, Nalin Kumar Kateel, a from Karnataka, compared Godse with former on Thursday.

"Godse killed one, Kasab killed 72, killed 17,000. You judge who is more cruel in this??" - Kateel tweeted.

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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 11:56 IST