/ Nathuram Godse was a patriot, will always remain so: Pragya Thakur

The New Indian Express : May 16, 2019, 04:28 PM

Malegaon blast accused and Bharatiya Janata Party's Bhopal candidate Sadhvi Pragya Thakur on Thursday said that Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse was a 'deshbhakt', is a 'deshbhakt' and will remain a 'deshbhakt'.

She also added that "people calling him a terrorist should instead look within, such people will be given a befitting reply in these elections".

Lok Sabha Candidate Pragya Singh Thakur says 'Nathuram Godse was a 'deshbhakt', is a 'deshbhakt' and will remain a 'deshbhakt'. People calling him a terrorist should instead look within, such people will be given a befitting reply in these elections

Her statement was a reaction to the Hindu terrorist row stirred by actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan where he said, "Independent India's first terrorist was a Hindu".

Haasan's comments drew a sharp reaction from the state BJP, which slammed him for indulging in "divisive politics". Following the statement, an FIR was registered against Haasan for allegedly hurting religious sentiments. 

Backing up Kamal Hasan’s remark, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi asked how Mahatma Gandhi’s killer could be called a ‘great man’.