Added on : 2019-05-16 15:51:39
BJP Bhopal Lok Sabha candidate Pragya Singh Thakur Thursday described Nathuram Godse, who killed Mahatma Gandhi, as a “patriot”, “Nathuram Godse was a deshbhakt (patriot), is a ‘deshbhakt’ and will remain a ‘deshbhakt’ and said those calling him a “terrorist” will be given a befitting reply when elections result will be declared.
Her statement was a reaction to the Hindu terrorist row stirred by actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan where he said, "Independent India's first terrorist was a Hindu". Haasan's comments drew a sharp reaction from the state BJP, which slammed him for indulging in "divisive politics". Following the statement, an FIR was registered against Haasan for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.