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.