Earlier this year, she described Godse as a 'patriot', and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made it clear that the party would not tolerate such statements
New Delhi: BJP has barred Pragya Singh Thakur from attending all Parliamentary party meetings for the rest of the winter session, a day after she courted controversy with her remarks on Nathuram Godse in the Parliament.
The BJP has also recommended that Thakur be dropped from a key Parliamentary panel, the consultative committee of the defence ministry.
BJP working president JP Nadda said, "The statement given by Pragya Singh Thakur in the 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 meetings for the session."
The MP from Bhopal had triggered uproar during a discussion in the lower house on the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill that was addressed by DMK member A Raja. Thakur then interjected with a remark purportedly in praise of Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse, calling him a deshbhakt. However, later on, she claimed that she was referring to Udham Singh. Speaker Om Birla expunged Thakur's remark from the record, but Opposition members protested outside the House.
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Last Updated 28, Nov 2019, 6:43 PM