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Pragya calls Godse patriot , BJP doesn t agree with her

BJP s Bhopal Lok Sabha seat candidate and Malegaon blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur Thursday kicked up a row as she called Mahatma Gandhi s assassin a patriot . The Madhya Pradesh BJP, however, distanced itself from her statement saying it did not agree with her as Mahatma Gandhi s killer cannot be a patriot. Talking to a news channel here, Thakur said, Nathuram Godse was a deshbhakt (patriot), he is and will remain a deshbhakt. Those calling him a terrorist should instead look at themselves. They will be given a befitting reply in this election. Thakur said this in response to a question over actor-turned politician Kamal Haasan s remarks that free India s first terrorist was a Hindu , a reference to Nathuram Godse. Pragya Singh was in Agar Malwa for a road-show for Mahendra Solanki, BJP candidate from Dewas Lok Sabha seat. Addressing an election campaign rally at Aravakurichi (Tamil Nadu) on May 12, Haasan had said, I am not saying this because this is a ...

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