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After backlash, Pragya Thakur says sorry over Godse remark to BJP

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Published : May 16, 2019, 9:10 pm IST
Updated : May 16, 2019, 9:10 pm IST

The ruling party distanced itself from her controversial statement.

Following the remark Opposition demanded an apology from BJP's candidate who is pitched against Congress' Digvijay Singh in Bhopal. (Photo: File)
 Following the remark Opposition demanded an apology from BJP's candidate who is pitched against Congress' Digvijay Singh in Bhopal. (Photo: File)

Bhopal: After stirring controversy over her ''true deshbhakt'' comment for the assassinator of Mahatma Gandhi, BJP leader and candidate for the Bhopal constituency Pragya Singh Thakur apologized to the party.

Earlier on Thursday, while responding to Kamal Haasan's ''Hindu terrorist'' remark, referring to Godse, Sadhvi said: "Nathuram Godse was a 'deshbhakt', is a 'deshbhakt' and will remain a 'deshbhakt'."

Following the remark, Opposition demanded an apology from BJP's candidate who is pitched against Congress' Digvijay Singh in Bhopal.

The ruling party distanced itself from her controversial statement.

This is not the first time when the saffron leader has sparked a controversy with her words.

Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused in the Malegaon blast case, had said Hemant Karkare, who was killed in action during the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, died because she had cursed him.

Karkare, former chief of Mumbai's Anti-Terrorism Squad, was probing the Malegaon case.

The comments not only earned Pragya criticism from all corners but also got her a notice from the Election Commission forcing her to withdraw her statement.

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Tags: 2019 lok sabha election, pragya singh thakur, nathuram godse
Location: India, Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal