Pragya Thakur (Courtesy Lok Sabha TV)
Pragya Thakur (Courtesy Lok Sabha TV)

Pragya Thakur refers to Godse as `deshbhakt' in Lok Sabha

ANI | Updated: Nov 27, 2019 19:25 IST

New Delhi[India], Nov 27 (ANI): BJP member Pragya Thakur on Monday referred to Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse as a "deshbhakt (patriot)" during the debate in Lok Sabha on Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019, with several opposition members objecting to her remarks.
She made the remarks while DMK member A Raja was speaking on the bill. He referred to Godse's remarks on why he killed Mahatma Gandhi and said he nursed a grudge against him for over three decades.
Thankur interrupted Raja and said he should not give example of "deshbhakton" (patriots) for "deshbhakti" (patriotism)
The bill was passed after a reply by Home Minister Amit Shah. Several Opposition members demanded its withdrawal. (ANI)

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