Pragya Thakur Latest News On Nathuram Godse Statement

BJP drops Pragya Thakur from Defence Panel following her remarks made on Wednesday

Pragya Thakur Latest News Today: Pragya Singh Thakur, MP, BJP has been removed from the Defence Ministry’s Consultative Committee today as an aftermath of the statement she made yesterday in the Parliament where she called Nathuram Godse, assassinator of Mahatma Gandhi a  ‘Patriot’. This is not the first time Thakur has called Godse a patriot, however only this time she did so in the Lok Sabha.

Today, Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister condemned BJP’s first time MP Pragya Thakur (from Bhopal) saying ‘not just calling Godse a deshbhakt (patriot), but we condemn even such thinking. Mahatma Gandhi’s ideology is relevant now as much as it was before’.

Earlier, the saffron party criticized the remarks, and said that Thakur will be dropped from the Committee of Defence Ministry that is headed by Rajnath Singh. Jagat Prakash Nadda, Working President of BJP said the saffron party do not follow Thakur’s ideology, and added ‘we have decided that Pragya Singh Thakur will be removed from the consultative committee of defence, additionally, in this session she will not be allowed to participate in BJP parliamentary party meetings’.

Today around noon Pragya Singh defended herself by tweeting ‘at times the lies becomes such that people perceive day as night however, the son does not lose its light, people should not get lose their way while the storm lasts. The truth is I could not tolerate Udham Singh’s insult yesterday’ in Hindi.

On Wednesday, during the discussion on the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019, Pragya Thakur, who became a MP for the first time made comments of Nathuram Godse. As soon as she made the comment, the Lok Sabha erupted in protest, so much so that Pragya Thakur was asked to take her seat.

Later, as reporters asked her about her remarks on Godse, Thakur said ‘listen to what I said first. I’d reply tomorrow’.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said that the comment has been erased. Rahul Gandhi walked out of Lok Sabha in protest of Thakur’s comment. Today he tweeted ‘Terrorist Pragya calls terrorist Godse, a patriot’.

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Earlier, when Pragya Singh Thakur was added to the list of 21 members who will be part of Parliamentary Consultative Committee on Defence, BJP faced much of protests and debates on Social Media. The saffron party had said at the time that Thakur will help in ‘framing right methodology’ so that innocents like herself are not ‘victimised’ pointing to when she was victimised by Congress-led government.

Pragya Thakur is out on bail, she is facing trial in 2008 Malegaon blast case under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

Thakur faced backlash earlier this year for the same reasons when during a National Election Campaign she exclaimed Nathuram Godse as a Patriot. She said “Nathuram Godse was a ‘deshbhakt’ (Patriot), is a ‘deshbhakt’ and will remain a ‘deshbhakt’. Following her remarks, BJP faced major criticism for which BJP publically condemned her statement. PM Modi even said ‘these kinds of statements made about Gandh iji are condemnable and cannot be allowed in civilised society. She may have apologised, but I shall never forgive her’.

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