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Nathuram Godse was a patriot, says BJP's Pragya Singh Thakur

Nathuram Godse was a patriot, says BJP's Pragya Singh Thakur

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 16 May 2019, 03:43 pm

New Delhi, May 16 (IBNS): Malegaon blasts accused and BJP candidate for Bhopal Pragya Singh Thakur on Thursday said Nathuram Godse, the man who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi in 1948, "was a deshbhakt (patriot), is a deshbhakt and will remain one".

The saffron-clad Thakur, who calls herself "sadhvi", said this when asked to respond to the ongoing controversy over actor-turned politician Kamal Haasan, saying "Godse, the first extremist of independent India, was a Hindu".

"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 fitting reply in the election," Thakur said.

The BJP has received criticism from various quarters, including international media, for fielding a terrorism-case accused as a candidate.

Six people were killed and more than 100 were injured in the Malegaon blasts.

Nathuram Godse was a member of the Hindu Mahasabha.

Nathuram Godse was a patriot, says BJP's Pragya Singh Thakur

India Blooms News Service
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