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PM should apologise over Pragya's remark on Godse: Digvijaya

Press Trust of India  |  Ujjain 

Senior Digvijaya Singh Thursday said and should apologise over Pragya Singh Thakur's remark that Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram was a "patriot".

Malegaon blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur, who is contesting the Bhopal Lok Sabha seat against Digvijaya Singh, Thursday kicked up a row as she called a "patriot".

Talking to a channel at Agar Malwa in Madhya Pradesh, she said, "Nathuram was a 'deshbhakt' (patriot), he is and will remain a 'deshbhakt'..."

Condemning her statement, said praising Godse was not patriotism, but an "anti-national" act.

"ji, ji and BJP leaders from should apologise to the country. I condemn the words used against the Father of the Nation. was a killer and eulogising him is not patriotism, but an anti-national act," the former told reporters here.

Recently, had said that free India's first terrorist was a "Hindu", a reference to

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 18:06 IST