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BJP pulls up Sadhvi Pragya over Godse remark, demands public apology

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday strongly condemned the statement made by its Bhopal candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and said she should apologise publicly for terming Mahatma Gandhi s assassin Nathuram Godse a true patriot . We completely disagree with the statement made by Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur about the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi ji. We strongly condemn this particular statement. The party will ask her for clarification, she should apologise publicly for this statement, BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao told media here.Earlier in the day, when questioned about actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan s remark that India s first terrorist was a Hindu (in reference to Godse), Thakur had said, Nathuram Godse was a deshbhakt , is a deshbhakt and will remain a deshbhakt . The BJP candidate from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat had claimed that comments like these by Haasan would dent his electoral prospects. People calling him a terrorist should instead look within,


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