Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Bhopal, Pragya Thakur apologized in Lok Sabha on Friday, for calling Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse a ‘Deshbhakt’ (patriot).
Pragya made the comment after interrupting DMK MP A Raja on Wednesday, who was referring to a statement by Godse on why he killed Mahatma Gandhi while discussing Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill in Lok Sabha. However, the entire discussion was expunged from record.
Later, the BJP condemned her remark and said they do not support such thinking or ideology. Followed by which, Pragya Thakur was removed from consultative defence committee and barred from attending parliamentary party meetings.
BJP’s working president J P Nadda, on Thursday said, “Her statement yesterday in the parliament is condemnable. BJP never supports such statement or ideology. We have decided that Pragya Singh Thakur will be removed from the consultative committee of defence, and in this session she will not be allowed to participate in the parliamentary party meetings.”