Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samithi working president K T Rama Rao (KTR) on Thursday demanded an apology from BJPs Bhopal Lok Sabha seat candidate and Malegaon blast accused Pragya Singh for her remarks on Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse.

The firebrand BJP leader described Godse as "patriot", but apologised for it hours later and withdrew the statement.

"No matter what politics you affiliate with, what ideology you espouse, there are some lines that you just dont cross. Pragya Singh Thakurs statement of Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse as a "patriot"is absolutely reprehensible and abominable. She should apologise unconditionally for vilifying the Father of our nation," KTR tweeted.

The BJP distanced itself from her remark saying it did not agree with her, as "Mahatma Gandhi’s killer cannot be a patriot." (PTI)

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