Congress condemns Pragya's Godse remark

Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur. (PTI file photo)

The Congress on Wednesday reacted sharply over BJP MP Pragya Thakur referring to Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse as a "deshbhakt" during a debate in Lok Sabha, saying it is a perfect representation of the ruling party's "deplorable hate politics".

"Repeatedly referring to Nathuram Godse as a 'deshbhakt' is a perfect representation of BJP's deplorable hate politics. Will PM Modi condemn Pragya Thakur's remarks or continue to stay silent?" the Congress said on its official Twitter handle.

When DMK member A Raja cited a statement of Godse on why he killed Mahatma Gandhi during a discussion on the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, Thakur interrupted and said, "You cannot give example of a deshbhakt."

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