After BJP MP from Bhopal Pragya Singh Thakur courted controversy by calling Nathuram Godse a patriot, an MLA from the get together has purportedly referred to as Mahatma Gandhi’s murderer a nationalist.
A video, by which BJP MLA from Mhow, Usha Thakur, is heard glorifying Godse, has gone viral on social media.
Malegaon blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur, in run-up to the Lok Sabha election, had termed Godse a patriot, drawing widespread condemnation. She later apologised for the comment.
Within the video, a news channel reporter is heard asking Usha Thakur whether or not she considers Godse a nationalist. She is heard saying that he was a nationalist.
“Godse ek rashtrawadi the, unhone jeevanbhar desh ki chinta ki, us samay kya kaal paristhiti rahi hogi jo unhone aisa nirnay liya, ye toh vahi jaante honge (Godse was a nationalist, who was involved concerning the nation all through his life. The circumstances beneath which he determined to assassinate Gandhiji had been identified to him solely),” the MLA is heard saying.
Efforts to contact Usha Thakur, who can also be Madhya Pradesh BJP vice-president, over her controversial assertion proved futile however a state BJP functionary mentioned the viral video was “an edited model”.
Convener of the Madhya Pradesh BJP disciplinary committee, Babu Singh Raghuwanshi, instructed PTI, “A bit of media repeatedly asks BJP leaders unrestrained questions on Godse. Within the present state of affairs, these questions are irrelevant.”
“So far as (Usha) Thakurs video on social media is involved, I feel it’s an edited model and an undesirable controversy is being created by simply catching a specific phrase, he mentioned.
State Congress spokesman Neelabh Shukla mentioned, “The statements of Pragya and now Thakur on Godse have revealed the true face of the BJP.”
“Each tried to glorify Mahatma Gandhi’s killer and in the method dedicated a sin,” Shukla mentioned. He demanded that the BJP instantly expel Pragya Thakur and Usha Thakur and apologise to the nation for his or her “toxic” statements.
On Could 16, Pragya Singh Thakur had described Nathuram Godse as a patriot. She later apologised for her remarks and in addition undertook a 63-hours silent interval (maun vrat) over it, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made it clear that he won’t ever forgive her for her remarks.
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