New Delhi: Pragya Thakur apologized on the statement that Mahatma Gandhi assassin Nathuram Godse wass a patriot.
In a tweet at 1 pm, she said, “I apologize to the people of the country for my statement given about Nathuram Godse. My statement was absolutely wrong. I highly respect the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. ‘
BJP candidate from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, in the Lok Sabha election, Sadhvi Pragya Thakur is campaigning for the election. When intervied by a reporter during a road show in Malwa town, she was asked a question about Nathuram Godse, on which her answer was that he was a devotee of the country and would remain a patriot in her eyes.
This question was asked in relation to Kamal Haasan’s controversial statement on Sunday that ‘ Nathuram Godse was India’s first militant terrorist, a Hindu.’
मैं नाथूराम गोडसे के बारे में दिये गए मेरे बयान के लिये देश की जनता से माफ़ी माँगती हूँ । मेरा बयान बिलकुल ग़लत था । मैं राष्ट्रपिता महात्मा गांधी जी का बहुत सम्मान करती हूँ ।
— Sadhvi Pragya Official (@SadhviPragya_MP) May 16, 2019