Will never forgive Sadhvi Pragya for insulting Gandhi, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he will never forgive BJP’s Sadhvi Pragya for insulting Mahatma Gandhi by calling his assassin Nathuram Godse a true patriot.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he will never forgive Sadhvi Pragya for calling Nathuram Godse, Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin, a true patriot.

Reacting to Sadhvi Pragya’s comments on Nathuram Godse, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said, “I will never be able to forgive Pragya Thakur for insulting Mahatma Gandhi.”

In an interview to News 24, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said though Sadhvi Pragya has apologised for her pro-Godse remark, but he won’t be able to forgive the BJP leader.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier defended BJP’s decision to field Malegaon blast-accused Sadhvi Pragya Thakur. Narendra Modi had said the ticket to Pragya Thakur was an answer to those who branded 5,000 years of civilisation as terrorism.

“They defamed a 5000-old culture that believes in Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam. They called them terrorists. To answer them all, this is a symbol and it will cost Congress,” Modi had said.

THE CONTROVERSY

The BJP was pushed into a corner and forced to ask its leaders to explain their comments on Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse, as the Congress questioned the prime minister’s silence on the row.

The controversy erupted on Thursday with BJP’s Bhopal Lok Sabha candidate and Malegaon blast accused Pragya Thakur lauding Godse as a “patriot” and issuing an apology hours later saying she respected Gandhi and his work for the country cannot be forgotten.

BJP president Amit Shah on Friday said the party has taken serious note of the statements from Union minister Anantkumar Hegde, Pragya Thakur and its Karnataka MP Nalin Kumar Kateel.

Stating that the comments were against the party’s ideology, Shah asked the party’s disciplinary committee to submit a report on the issue in 10 days for further action.

Source: India Today

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