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BJP has nothing to do with Sadhvi Pragya's comment on Nathuram Godse: Amit Shah

"It was my personal opinion remark. My intention was not to hurt anyones sentiments. If Ive hurt anyone I do apologise. What Gandhi Ji has done for the country cannot be forgotten. My statement has been twisted by the media," Sadhvi Pragya, an accused in the Malegaon blast case, said.

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New Delhi Updated on: May 17, 2019 17:26 IST
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Amit Shah

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has nothing to do with Sadhvi Pragya's comment on Nathuram Godse, said saffron party's president Amit Shah, on Friday.

Sadhvi Pragya is BJP's candidate from Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency. 

"The statements made by Pragya Thakur, Ananth Hegde and Naveen Kateel in the last two days are their own statements. The BJP has no relation with their statements," Shah tweeted. 

"However, they have retracted their statements and also apologized. The BJP has taken a decision to send their statements to the disciplinary committee of the party. The committee will submit a report within 10 days to the BJP after receiving the replies of the three leaders over their statements that are against the ideology of the party," he said. 

Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer on Friday submitted a report to the Election Commission (EC) over the statement of BJP candidate from Bhopal Pragya Singh Thakur, who termed Mahatma Gandhis assassin Nathuram Godse a deshbhakt (patriot).

The state election officials have forwarded a report to the EC in this regard, MP CEO V L Kanthrao said. Asked about details of the report, he said, We will share them after the EC takes a decision in this regard.

Earlier in the day, the District Election Officer of the Agar Malwa district submitted his report to the CEO in the matter of Pragya Singh Thakur's statement on Godse.

The poll panel had taken cognisance of Pragya's remarks describing Mahatma Gandhi's assassin as a "patriot" on Thursday after a host of political parties condemned her remark.

Pragya has apologised for her comment and retracted the statement.

"It was my personal opinion remark. My intention was not to hurt anyones sentiments. If Ive hurt anyone I do apologise. What Gandhi Ji has done for the country cannot be forgotten. My statement has been twisted by the media," Pragya, an accused in the Malegaon blast case, said.

She also tweeted her apology.

(With inputs from agencies)

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