Will never forgive Pragya for insulting Mahatma Gandhi: Modi

Will never forgive Pragya for insulting Mahatma Gandhi: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said he will neverforgive BJP candidate Pragya Singh Thakur for insulting Mahatma Gandhi bycalling his assassin Nathuram Godse a true patriot.

Modi told a TV channel during his last rally here ahead ofthe last phase of voting in the Lok Sabha polls that her comments weredetrimental to society.

"Whatever has been said about Gandhi or Godse, thesekind of statements are very bad and worth contempt. In a cultured society, thistype of language is not permissible. This type of thinking wont do.

"Therefore, those who are doing this have to think ahundred times. Though she has apologised, I wont be able to pardon her with myheart," Modi said.

Earlier Friday, BJP president Amit Shah said remarks onMahatma Gandhi's assassin by three BJP leaders – Thakur, Union MinisterAnantkumar Hegde and Karnataka MP Nalin Kumar Kateel – were not in line withthe party's ideology.

Shah had said the party's disciplinary committee has soughtan explanation from them in 10 days.

During a roadshow in Madhya Pradesh Thursday, Thakur hadsaid, Nathuram Godseji deshbhakt the, hai, aur rahenge unko aatankwadi kahnewale log swayam ki gireban me jhaank kar dekhe chunav mein aise logon ko jawabde diya jayega (Nathuram Godse was a patriot, is a patriot, and will remain apatriot and those who call him a terrorist should look within, they will get areply in this election).

She was responding to a comment made by actor-turned-politician Kaman Haasan, who said Godse was the first Hindu terrorist inindependent India.

The Malegaon blast accused later apologised for herstatement.

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