AP CM Chandrababu Naidu, KTR and Owaisi condemn Pragya Thakur comment calling Godse a patriot.

Sri Sri Godse to be recommended for Bharat Ratna in a few years Owaisi mocks BJP
news Politics Friday, May 17, 2019 - 10:26

The BJP's Bhopal candidate Pragya Singh Thakur's description of Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse as a "patriot" has elicited reactions from both the TRS and the TDP.  While the Andhra Chief Minister called the comment "depressing and disgusting", KT Rama Rao, the TRS working president dubbed it "reprehensible and abominable."

The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday said it was depressing and disgusting to hear that those who killed Mahatma Gandhi were being hailed as 'great patriots" by the BJP candidates.

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) was reacting to a statement by BJP candidate from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat, Pragya Singh Thakur.

"This speaks a lot about the nature of patriotism of not only BJP candidates but also Prime Minister Narendra Modi who supports such people," Naidu tweeted.



"First, they abused Maharashtra police officer Hemant Karkare who was martyred, now it's the turn of the father of the nation, an apostle of non-violence, Mahatma Gandhi. Is this the Gujarat model the BJP wants to spread in the entire nation?" he asked.

KT Rama Rao also took to Twitter to tweet his view on the matter. "No matter what politics you affiliate with, what ideology you espouse; there are some lines that you just don't cross. Pragya Singh Thakur's statement is absolutely reprehensible and abominable."



The TRS leader, who is the son of Telangana Chief Minister and TRS President K. Chandrashekhar Rao, said Pragya Thakur should apologize unconditionally for vilifying the father of nation.

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi also tweeted that the BJP was standing by independent India's first terrorist.

"Remember, Narendra Modi has defended and endorsed Pragya's candidature. This is not a lunatic fringe and is definitely not her personal opinion, it is the BJP standing by Independent India's first terrorist. In a few years, Sri Sri Godse will also be recommended with a Bharat Ratna," tweeted Owaisi.