Facing opposition attack for the controversial comments on Nathuram Godse, BJP MP Pragya Thakur on Friday tendered an apology in Lok Sabha but said her remarks have been twisted.
Thakur said that her comments were in a different context.
The Bhopal created a controversy on Wednesday with her remarks in the Lower House of Parliament during DMK member A Raja’s narration of a statement by Nathuram Godse before a court on why he killed Mahatma Gandhi.
Without taking Godse’s name, Thakur said, “If my comments have hurt in anyway, I regret and seek apology. My comments in the House have been twisted.”
Thakur also said that she respects and pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi for his contribution to the country.
The MP also said that she was dubbed as a terrorist by an MP despite being acquitted by the court.
She further stated that one member has publicly termed her as a terrorist, though I have been acquitted by the court adding that making such remarks too was against the law.
The Congress, however, strongly protested in the House as they were unsatisfied with Thakur’s apology and shouted slogans against her.
The principal opposition party also demanded suspension of Thakur from the House.