NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has hit out at BJP MP Sadhvi Pragya Thakur and described her as “Terrorist”. Reacting over her latest praise of Nathuram Godse calling him a patriot, Rahul said she shows the heart of BJP and RSS and it cannot be hidden.
Thakur created ruckus on Wednesday with her remark in the Lower House of Parliament during DMK member A Raja's narration of a statement by Nathuram Godse before a court on why he killed Mahatma Gandhi.
Rahul Gandhi said, "What she is saying that is the heart of the RSS and BJP, what can I say? It cannot be hidden. I don't need to waste my time demanding action against that woman."
In a tweet later, Rahul Gandhi wrote, "Terrorist Pragya calls terrorist Godse, a patriot. A sad day in the history of India’s Parliament".
In the run up to the Lok Sabha elections, Sadhvi Pragya Thakur landed in a major controversy when she hailed Godse as a "deshbhakt". BJP issued her a show cause notice and she then refrained from making further remarks on Godse. She even apologized for her statement.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had then said, "The remarks made about Gandhiji or Nathuram Godse are very bad and very wrong for society.... She has sought an apology but I would never be able to forgive her fully.