New Delhi, November 28: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday reacted to BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur calling Nathuram Godse a "patriot" in Parliament and tweeted, "Terrorist Pragya calls terrorist Godse, a patriot." The former Congress President said that Pragya Thakur calling Nathuram Godse a terrorist was a "sad day in the history of India's Parliament." On Wednesday, Pragya Singh Thakur, BJP MP from Bhopal, kicked up a political storm after she said in the Lok Sabha that Nathuram Godse was a patriot. Her remark was later expunged by the Lok Sabha Speaker. Godse had assassinated 'Father of the Nation' Mahatma Gandhi on January 30, 1948. Pragya Thakur Removed From Parliamentary Defence Panel Amid Opposition Outrage.
The Congress Members of Parliament (MPs) on Thursday also staged a walkout from the Lok Sabha over Sadhvi calling Godse a "deshbhakt" (patriot). Her comment was criticised across political lines by various leaders of different parties. Nathuram Godse a 'Deshbhakt': BJP MP Pragya Thakur Refers to Mahatma Gandhi's Assassin as Patriot.
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Congress MPs stage walkout from Lok Sabha amid uproar over BJP MP Pragya Thakur's comments in parliament yesterday, referring to Nathuram Godse as a 'deshbbhakt'. pic.twitter.com/Jj0NLd8Vmi
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Terrorist Pragya calls terrorist Godse, a patriot.
A sad day, in the history of
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 28, 2019
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmaker Pragya Singh Thakur was on Thursday also removed from the parliamentary committee on defence by the government. The move came in the backdrop of Opposition outrage, as the saffron-clad politician is accused of being involved in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blasts.
BJP working president JP Nadda on Thursday said that Pragya Thakur calling Godse a "deshbhakt" in Parliament was condemnable. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in the Lok Sabha, "If someone considers Nathuram Godse as a 'deshbhakt', then our party condemns it. Mahatma Gandhi is an idol for us, he was our guiding light and will remain so." AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said, "Thakur's statement in Lok Sabha is not the first time she said something like that (praised Godse as patriot). It shows she's an enemy of Gandhi and a supporter of his killers. I've given Privilege Motion to Speaker, let's see what happens."