The BJP has barred Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur from House meets and has even removed her from the Defence panel. This comes after Pragya Thakur had described Nathuram Godse, Mahatma Gandhi's assassin, as ‘deshbhakt’ during the Lok Sabha proceedings. Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur is the MP from Bhopal.
Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur has been removed from the Defence panel a day after she called Mahatma Gandhi's assassin, Nathuram Godse, a ‘deshbhakt’ during Lok Sabha proceedings.
Pragya Thakur now will not be part of the Consultative Committee on Defence, which she was appointed only eight days ago, but she will not be permitted to attend the BJP parliamentary party meetings either.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi even reacted to her comment and said that he would never forgive her for insulting Mahatma Gandhi.
BJP working president Jagat Prakash Nadda says his party condemns Sadhvi Pragya's remarks, and that it doesn't support such statements.
Sources say the BJP's disciplinary committee is likely to expel her from the party.
On Wednesday, during a Lok Sabha discussion on the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, DMK member A Raja cited a statement by Godse on why he killed Mahatma Gandhi.
Sadhvi Pragya interrupted him and said he couldn't cite the example "of a deshbhakt".
Opposition members protested her interruption, and BJP members asked her to sit down.
Speaker Om Birla said only Raja's statement would go on record.
Sadhvi Pragya has described Nathuram Godse as a "patriot" once before -- during this year's Lok Sabha election campaign.
Last Updated 11:23 AM IST