Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal.
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal.

AAP demands apology from BJP on Pragya's 'Godse is patriot' statement

ANI | Updated: May 16, 2019 23:23 IST

New Delhi [India], May 16 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday condemned BJP leader Pragya Thakur's remarks on Nathuram Godse and sought apology from the BJP.
"AAP strongly condemns Pragya Thakur's statement and wants to know why the top BJP leadership is silent? Why are they (BJP) not expelling her from the party and apologising to the nation?" the party said in a statement.
The BJP is destroying the country beyond repair and all democratically minded countrymen need to understand this danger before it is too late, the party said.
"Who could have ever imagined that Indians would ever hear Godse being praised by a mainstream political party and that too India's ruling party."
On Thursday, replying to actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan's remark that India's first terrorist was a Hindu (in reference to Godse), Thakur had said, "Nathuram Godse was a 'deshbhakt', is a 'deshbhakt' and will remain a 'deshbhakt'." (ANI)