Delhi: Congress Former President Rahul Gandhi has hit out at BJP Bhopal MP Sadhvi Pragya Thakur over her latest praise of Nathuram Godse calling him a patriot and said she shows the heart of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and it cannot be hidden.
Reacting to Sadhvi Pragya’s praise of Nathuram Godse in the Parliament on Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi said, “What she is saying that is the heart of the RSS and BJP, what can I say? It cannot be hidden. I don’t need to waste my time demanding action against that woman.”
In a tweet later, Rahul Gandhi wrote, “Terrorist Pragya calls terrorist Godse, a patriot. A sad day, in the history of India’s Parliament.”
Thakur on Wednesday sparked row with an interjection during DMK leader A. Raja’s reference to Godse in Lok Sabha which was later expunged from the record. The issue later triggered a protest by the Opposition.
Raja had cited a statement on Godse on why he killed Gandhi during a discussion on the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019, to which Thakur reacted.