'Godse a patriot' remark: Pragya Thakur apologises to BJP after facing backlash
New Delhi : After facing a backlash over her remark - 'Godse a patriot', Pragya Thakur has apologised to the Bharatiya Janata Party.
“She has apologized for her statement. She said she had said it by mistake.” Rajneesh Agrawal, a BJP spokesperson in Madhya Pradesh said.
The Congress had slammed her for the remark, saying that it is an "insult to the country". The party had demanded an apology from Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and BJP boss Amit Shah.
“India’s soul is under attack from the successors of Nathuram Godse, the BJP ruling dispensation,” said Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala.
Digvijaya Singh, the former Madhya Pradesh chief minister who was pitted against Pragya Thakur for the Bhopal seat, said glorifying Nathuram Godse wasn’t patriotism either. “It is sedition,” he said on Pragya Thakur’s controversial statement.
“Nathuram Godse was a patriot, is a patriot and will remain a patriot. People calling him a terrorist should look within. Such people will be given a befitting reply in these elections,” Pragya Thakur had told news agency ANI.
She was asked to share her response to Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan’s recent speech where he had described Godse as ‘India’s first extremist’.