Taking a strong cognizance, The Poll Commission of India on Thursday sought a factual report from Chief Electoral Officer in connection with the controversial statement made by BJP Bhopal Nominee Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur. The Poll Body has asked the CEO to submit within 24 hours on Pragya’s remark ‘Nathuram Godse in a Patriot’.
It came after Bharatiya Janata Party Candidate from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya triggered a controversy by saying that Nathuram Godse was a patriot and will remain a Deshbhakt. Thakur’s remarks came in response to Kamal Haasan‘s comment on Nathuram Godse.
Her remarks about Nathuram Godse has sparked a political controversy with the Indian National Congress demanding an unconditional apology over the remarks. Others leaders also raised their voices against the remarks made by her.
AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi had training guns towards PM Modi tweeted, ‘Remember, Narendra Modi has defended and endorsed Pragya’s candidature. This is not a lunatic fringe and is definitely not her personal opinion, it is the BJP standing by Independent India’s first terrorist. In a few years, Sri Sri Godse will also be recommended with a Bharat Ratna,” tweeted Owaisi.
Remember, @narendramodi has defended & endorsed Pragya’s candidature
This is not a ‘lunatic fringe’ & is definitely not her “personal opinion”, it is the BJP standing by Independent India’s first terrorist. In few years, Sri Sri Godse will also be recommended with a Bharat Ratna https://t.co/2VVhc8xhQ3
— Asaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) May 16, 2019
However, the Bharatiya Janata Party in a damage control mode distance itself from the statement. BJP Spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao asked her to publicly apologized for her remarks.
Sadhvi Pragya in a run-up to the national elections 2019 is facing Congress Stalwart Digvijay Singh from Bhopal Lok Sabha Seat. Ever since been nominated as a BJP Candidate, Sadhvi Pragya had made several controversial remarks.
Earlier on May 2, Poll Office of India barred Bharatiya Janata Party Bhopal nominee Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur from campaigning for next 72 hours for her remarks Babri mosque demolition and controversial remarks on former ATS chief Hemant Karkare.
Sadhvi Pragya has been charged in the Malegaon Blast. She is currently out on a bail in the case.