After Pragya, now MP BJP MLA terms Nathuram Godse nationalist
30th May 2019
After BJP MP from Bhopal Pragya Singh Thakur courted controversy by calling Nathuram Godse a patriot, an MLA from the party has purportedly called Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin a nationalist. A video, in which BJP MLA from Mhow Usha Thakur is heard glorifying Godse, has gone viral on social media. Advertising Malegaon blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur, in the run-up to the Lok Sabha election, had termed Godse a patriot, drawing widespread condemnation. She later apologised for the remark. In the video, a news channel reporter is heard asking Usha Thakur whether she considers Godse a nationalist. She is heard saying that he was a nationalist. “Godse ek rashtrawadi the, unhone jeevanbhar desh ki chinta ki, us samay kya kaal paristhiti rahi hogi jo unhone aisa nirnay liya, ye toh vahi jaante honge (Godse was a nationalist, who was concerned about the nation throughout his life. The circumstances under which he decided to assassinate Gandhiji were known to him only),” the MLA is heard saying.