Pragya sacked from defence panel


A day after the MP Pragya Singh Thakur made remarks on Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse in Parliament, the BJP has prohibited her from attending all Parliamentary Party meetings for the rest of the winter session. The party has also dropped her from the parliamentary panel of the Consultative Committee of the Defence Ministry.

Reacting to her statement, BJP working president JP Nadda said, “The statement given by Pragya Singh Thakur on Wednesday in Parliament is condemnable and BJP never supports such statement or ideology. She has been expelled from Consultative Committee on Defence and also she will not be allowed in Party’s Parliamentary Party meetings for the session.”

It may be mentioned here that during the debate in the Lok Sabha on Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019, DMK member A Raja said that Godse nursed a grudge against Mahatma Gandhi for over three decades. Following which, the MP Thakur interjected with a remark purportedly in praise of Godse. LS speaker Om Birla expunged her remark from the record. However, later Om Birla expunged Thakur’s remark from the record.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed BJP and RSS over Thakur’s remarks.

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