Hubballi: Former Karnataka chief minister and Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Siddaramaiah on Saturday termed Bhopal's BJP candidate Pragya Singh Thakur a "terrorist" for calling Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse a "patriot".

Speaking to reporters, Siddaramaiah said, "Mahatma Gandhi was titled Mahatma by the people of India. Godse never received any such titles. If such people are called patriots, then all terrorists can be called the same. Pragya Thakur is a terrorist. What else one can expect from such a woman?"

Siddaramaiah's comment did not end there. He also called Pragya Thakur a 100% RSS. She is as same a terrorist. Siddaramaiah further continued by stating that how can one be patriotic when they do not have any patriotism towards the nation, culture and history?

Siddaramaiah's comment came a day after BJP president Amit Shah had clarified that disciplinary notice would be sent to leaders who had only shared their personal opinion but not party's opinion. Union minister Anant Kumar Hegde and BJP MP Nalin Kumar Kateel had also shared their opinion on Nathuram Godse, and later retracted.

Speaking to MyNation, the state BJP media panellist Vivek Subba Reddy condemned Siddaramaiah's claim and said, "The NIA has dropped the charges against Pragya Thakur. Congress is responsible for their comment. It is showing their old Congress in them. Pragya Thakur cannot be called faulty by her attire or her comment. She is a Sadhvi."