BJP MP Pragya Thakur on Friday (November 29) apologised in Lok Sabha for her controversial remark on Nathuram Godse. She also said that her statements made in the Parliament are being distorted
New Delhi: Pragya Thakur, BJP lawmaker on Friday (November 29) apologised in Lok Sabha over her controversial remark on Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse. She added that her statements made in the Parliament are being distorted.
"I apologise if I have hurt any sentiments... My statements made in Parliament are being distorted. I respect Mahatma Gandhi's contribution to the nation," Thakur said.
Without naming Rahul Gandhi, Thakur also objected to the Congress leader calling her a terrorist.
"A member of the House referred to me as 'terrorist'. It is an attack on my dignity. No charges against me have been proven in court," she said.
Soon after her statement, ruckus by opposition leaders in Lok Sabha was witnessed as they raised slogans of 'Mahatma Gandhi ki Jai and 'Down, down Godse'.
The MP from Bhopal had triggered an 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 Nov 29, 2019, 2:00 PM IST