BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur again referred to Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse as a "deshbhakt" (patriot). This time it happened during a debate in the Lok Sabha, triggering a protest by opposition members. Thakur made the comment after interrupting DMK MP A Raja who was citing a statement by Godse on why he killed Gandhi, during a discussion on the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill. This is not the first time Thakur has referred to Godse as a patriot. The Malegaon blast accused had in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections called Godse a “true patriot” during a roadshow in Madhya Pradesh.