Pragya calls Godse ‘patriot’, BJP ‘doesn’t agree’ with her

Pragya calls Godse ‘patriot’, BJP ‘doesn’t agree’ with her

BJP's Bhopal Lok Sabha seat candidate and Malegaon blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur Thursday kicked up a row as she called Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse a "patriot".

The Madhya Pradesh BJP, however, distanced itself from herstatement saying it did not agree with her, as "Mahatma Gandhi's killercannot be a patriot".

Talking to a news channel here, Thakur said, "NathuramGodse was a deshbhakt (patriot), he is and will remain a deshbhakt. Thosecalling him a terrorist should instead look at themselves. They will be given abefitting reply in this election."Thakur said this in response to a question overactor-turned politician Kamal Haasan's remarks that free India's firstterrorist was a Hindu", a reference to Nathuram Godse.

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