Sadhvi Pragya should apologise for calling Godse patriot: KT Rama Rao

Pragya Singh kicked up a row when she called Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse a patriot in response to a question on actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan’s recent remarks.

Published: 17th May 2019 08:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th May 2019 08:15 AM   |  A+A-

TRS working president KT Rama Rao

TRS working president KT Rama Rao (File Photo | EPS)

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: TRS working president KT Rama Rao on Thursday demanded an apology from BJP’s candidate from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat and Malegaon blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur for calling Nathuram Godse a patriot.

Pragya Singh kicked up a row when she called Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse a “patriot” in response to a question on actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan’s recent remarks ‘’Independent India’s first extremist was a Hindu. His name was Nathuram Godse.’’ 

She later apologised for it and withdrew the statement. 
Reacting to Pragya’s comments that Godse was a “Desh Bhakt”, KTR tweeted: “No matter what politics you affiliate with, what ideology you espouse; there are some lines that you just don’t cross. Pragya Singh Thakur’s statement is absolutely reprehensible and abominable. She should apologise unconditionally for vilifying the Father of our nation”.

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