Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, said that he will never forgive Pragya Singh Thakur, BJP’s Bhopal candidate, for insulting Mahatma Gandhi by calling his assassin Nathuram Godse a true patriot. “I will never be able to forgive Pragya Thakur for insulting Mahatma Gandhi”, Modi said reacting to Sadhvi Pragya’s comment.
Earlier Friday, BJP president Amit Shah said remarks on Mahatma Gandhis assassin by three BJP leaders Thakur, Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde and Karnataka MP Nalin Kumar Kateel were not in line with the partys ideology. Shah had said the partys disciplinary committee has sought an explanation from them in 10 days.
It was on last Thursday, Pragya Thakur had said: “Nathuram Godse was a patriot, and will remain a patriot. People calling him a terrorist should instead look within, such people will be given a fitting reply in the election.” Later, this was followed by more comments from three more leaders, Anant Kumar Hegde, Nalin Kumar Kateel and Anil Saumitra.
Pragya Thakur, contesting the national election from Bhopal, had earlier received a strong endorsement from PM Modi when the opposition had attacked the BJP for fielding the Malegaon blast accused. Her candidature was “a symbolic answer to all those who falsely labelled the rich Hindu civilization as terrorist”, he had said last month.