Pragya Thakur apologises for Godse remark, says ‘my statement was distorted’
During Lok Sabha proceedings, Pragya Thakur said she apologises if she has hurt anyone with her comments. On November 27, Pragya termed Godse a "deshbhakt"
New Delhi: BJP MP Pragya Thakur on Friday (November 29) apologised in Lok Sabha for her controversial remark on Nathuram Godse. She said, "If I have hurt anyone with my comments, I regret it and tender my apology." She added that her statement was misrepresented and misquoted
During the Lok Sabha proceedings on Wednesday (November 27), DMK member A Raja cited a statement by Godse on why he killed Mahatma Gandhi. Pragya interrupted him and said he couldn't cite the example "of a deshbhakt".
Sadhvi Pragya has described Nathuram Godse as a "patriot" once before during this year's Lok Sabha election campaign.
As Congress MPs rose to their feet demanding a proper apology, BJP MP Nishikant Dubey demanded that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi apologise as well for calling Thakur, accused in the Malegaon blasts case, a “terrorist”. Dubey went on to insist that calling Thakur a terrorist “is worse than Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination”.