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”.
Last Updated 29, Nov 2019, 1:24 PM IST