Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Thursday launched a tirade against terror-accused BJP MP Sadhvi Pragya Thakur by calling her a ‘terrorist’ after she addressed Mahatma Gandhi’s killer as a patriot.
Gandhi took to Twitter to write, “Terrorist Pragya calls terrorist Godse, a patriot. A sad day, in the history of India’s Parliament.”
Terrorist Pragya calls terrorist Godse, a patriot.
A sad day, in the history of
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 28, 2019
Earlier, Gsndhi was quoted as saying, “What she is saying, that is the heart of the RSS & BJP, what can I say? It cannot be hidden. I don’t need to waste my time demanding action against that woman.”
Pragya Thakur on Wednesday had once again shamed India by addressing the killer of Mahatma Gandhi as a patriot inside the parliament. She had also referred to Godse, the first terrorist of independent India, as a ‘patriot’ during the Lok Sabha polls this year. As expected, the spineless opposition parties remained mute spectators to such an insult meted out to the father of the nation.
midst widespread criticism, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh told MPs in the parliament, “Forget calling Nathuram Godse a patriot, we condemn even the thought of declaring Godse a patriot. Mahatma Gandhi was and will remain our ideal.”
नाथूराम गोडसे को देशभक्त कहे जाने की बात तो दूर हम उन्हें देशभक्त मानने की सोच को ही condemn करते हैं।
महात्मा गांधी हम लोगों के आदर्श हैं।वे पहले भी हमारे मार्गदर्शक थे और भविष्य में भी मार्गदर्शक रहेंगे।
उनकी विचारधारा उस समय भी प्रासंगिक थी, आज भी है और आगे भी रहेगी। pic.twitter.com/WH6y09VOVt
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) November 28, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not commented on this extraordinary development by one of his MPs. When Thakur had insulted Gandhi during the Lok Sabha campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that he may never be able to forgive her for her remarks.
BJP Working President JP Nadda told news agency ANI that the saffron party had decided to remove Pragya Singh Thakur from the consultative committee of defence, and in this session, ‘she will not be allowed to participate in the parliamentary party meetings.’