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Nitish Kumar condemns Pragya Singh Thakur's statement that 'Godse is patriot'

"Nathuram Godse was a 'deshbhakt', is a 'deshbhakt' and will remain a 'deshbhakt'. People calling him a terrorist should instead look within. Such people will be given a befitting reply in these elections," Pragya Singh Thakur told reporters in Bhopal on Thursday.

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New Delhi Updated on: May 19, 2019 10:38 IST
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Nitish Kumar

Commenting on Pragya Singh Thakur's statement that 'Godse is patriot', Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said it is “condemnable”. 

“It is condemnable. What action the party takes is their internal matter. We should not tolerate such a statement,” ANI quoted Bihar CM Nitish Kumar as saying, on Sunday.

Pragya Singh Thakur is Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) candidate from Bhopal.

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he will never forgive Pragya Singh Thakur and others for glorifying Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse as "deshbhakt" (patriot).

Pragya Singh Thakur is an accused in the Malegaon blast case.

"Nathuram Godse was a 'deshbhakt', is a 'deshbhakt' and will remain a 'deshbhakt'. People calling him a terrorist should instead look within. Such people will be given a befitting reply in these elections," Pragya Singh Thakur told reporters in Bhopal on Thursday.

As her statement went viral, two BJP MPs -- Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde and Nalin Kumar Kateel -- also came out in her support.

 

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