Pragya Thakur is a terrorist: Siddaramaiah on 'Godse is Patriot' row

The senior Congress leader also attacked BJP over the statements given by MPs Anant Kumar Hegde and Navin Kateel in support of Thakur's comments and asserted that they knew nothing about India's past.

Published: 18th May 2019 11:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th May 2019 11:41 AM   |  A+A-

Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah

Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. (Photo | EPS)

By ANI

HUBLI (Karnataka): Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday termed Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur a "terrorist" for calling Mahatma Gandhi's killer Nathuram Godse a "true patriot".

"Mahatma Gandhi was given the title of Mahatma by the people of India but Godse was never given any such title. If people who murder such Mahatmas are called patriots, then all terrorists can be called the same. Pragya Thakur is 100 per cent RSS, a kind of terrorist only. What else can be expected from such a woman?" Siddaramaiah told reporters here.

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Thakur, the BJP candidate from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat had earlier defended Godse on May 16 by calling him a patriot.

"Nathuram Godse was a 'deshbhakt', is a 'deshbhakt' and will remain a 'deshbhakt'," she had said on Thursday.

The senior Congress leader also attacked BJP over the statements given by MPs Anant Kumar Hegde and Navin Kateel in support of Thakur's comments and asserted that they knew nothing about India's past.

"There are many such people in the BJP. There's Anant Kumar Hegde who wants to change the constitution and then there's the MP from Mangalore, Kateel, who do not know the history of India, how the country got independence and what is India's glory, how can we call them patriots," he said.

BJP president Amit Shah, on the other hand, said on Friday that the party will take appropriate action against its Bhopal Lok Sabha candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and two other leaders over the comments hailing Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse.

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  • satyen

    Completely wrong. Gandhi was not fit for present time. Gandhi's acts of keeping mum when lacs of Hindus were butchered in Kolkata by muslims whereas he sat on fast when Hindus retaliated is unpardonable. Due to Gandhi's support
    30 days ago reply
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