Cong Slams BJP MP Pragya Thakur For Another Godse Remark  

New Delhi, Jan 13 : The Congress on Wednesday flayed BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused in the Malegaon blast case, over her remark indirectly equating Mahatma Gandhi’s killer Nathu Ram Godse to a “true patriot” and also took a dig at the Prime Minister on the issue. - Cong Slams Bjp Mp Pragya Thakur For Another Godse Remark

Congress’ Rajya Sabha MP Ripun Bora said: “When you send a terror accused to Parliament, this is what you get.What will a person like Pragya say? A terror accused will always eulogise terrorists.But then the Prime Minister will again say: Would not be able to forgive her.”

Bora, the Assam Congress chief, said: “Godse was the first terrorist of independent India.Facts matter.”

Thakur, a BJP MP from Bhopal, when questioned about Congress leader Digvijaya Singh’s remark that ‘Godse as the first terrorist of independent India’, said in Ujjain on Tuesday: “The Congress has always abused true patriots of the country.They have even coined the ‘saffron terror’ term.What more insensitivity does one need? I don’t have anything else to say.”

However, she did not take the name of Godse.

It is not the first time that Thakur has courted controversy.In the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, she had waded into controversy on a number of occasions.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was later quoted by the BJP on its Twitter handle on May 17, 2019: “Statements given by Pragya Thakur vis-a-vis Godse and Mahatma Gandhi are wrong.Though she has apologised, I will never be able to forgive her