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Legal action should be taken against Thakur for Godse remark: Kamal Nath

Kamal Nath was calling for legal action against Pragya Thakur after she called Nathuram Godse a 'patriot'. He said her statement showed BJP's thinking.

Press Trust of India  |  Indore 

Kamal Nath
Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath. Photo: @ANI

Thursday said legal action should be taken against BJP's candidate for calling Mahatma Gandhi's killer a "patriot".

He said her statement reflected the BJP's way of thinking.

"Now will condemn it. But this is BJP's old style. First it makes its leaders give controversial statement and later condemns it. The people of the country must take cognisance of this. This shows the level of flaw in their thinking," Nath told reporters.

Expressing displeasure over Thakur's remark, he said, "Legal action should be taken against her for stating so about our father of the nation."

Thakur is contesting the Lok Sabha polls against former and candidate

Nath also questioned Election Commission's decision to cut short the campaign period in

"This decision is a result of the tie-up between the Centre and the EC. The ruling should admit that it has a pact with the political parties as well as the EC," he said.

Referring to former Chouhan's allegations that the has failed to fulfil its important promise of waiving farmers' loans, he said, "I don't need a certificate from on the issue, but I need it from the people of the state.

First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 23:46 IST