Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday slammed BJP and RSS over MP Pragya Singh Thakur’s remarks on Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse. Rahul said that Pragya’s remarks reflected the heart of RSS and BJP and he did not want to waste time by demanding action against her.
“What she is saying — that is the heart of the RSS and BJP. It cannot be hidden. I do not need to waste my time demanding action against that woman,” Gandhi told media persons.
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 this, the MP Thakur interjected with a remark purportedly in praise of Godse.
Interestingly, Pragya had earlier described Godse as a ‘patriot’ following which PM Narendra Modi made it clear that such statements would “not be tolerated by the party”.