Godse killed Gandhi’s body, Pragya killing soul of India: Kailash Satyarthi


Team Udayavani, May 18, 2019, 12:49 PM IST

New Delhi: Stressing that Mahatma Gandhi is above power and politics, Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi Saturday said people like Pragya Singh Thakur are killing the soul of India and the BJP should expel her from the party.

His comments came after Malegaon blast accused and BJP’s Bhopal Lok Sabha seat candidate Thakur lauded Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse as a “patriot” in an election rally in Madhya Pradesh. She later apologised for her statement, saying she respected Gandhi and his work for the country cannot be forgotten.

“Godse had killed Gandhi’s body, but people like Pragya are killing the soul, non-violence, peace, tolerance and the soul of India. Gandhi is above all power and politics. The BJP leadership should forego its interest of any small benefit and immediately take her out of the party in compliance with the Raj dharma,” Satyarthi, a Nobel Peace Prize Winner, tweeted.

Thakur on Thursday had said, “Godse was a patriot, is a patriot, and will remain a patriot. Those who call him a terrorist should look within they will get a reply in this election.”

She made the remarks reacting to actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan’s comments calling Godse as the first Hindu terrorist. Thakur, who is facing trial in the Malegaon blast case that killed six people, has apologised for the statement.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said he will never forgive Thakur for calling Godse a true patriot.

In April, the BJP candidate had claimed that police officer Hemant Karkare had died in the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai as she “had cursed him” due to “years of mental and physical torture” he gave her.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Map war intensifies; Google announces new features to woo users in India

Karnataka Assembly adopts resolutions against delimitation, “One Nation, One Election” move, NEET

Arunachal: Man accused of raping minor girl arrested after three years

Excise ‘scam’: Delhi court extends judicial custody of Kejriwal, Sisodia, K Kavitha

Udupi: DC suspends project director over Parashurama Theme Park allegations

Ex-army officer runs 160 km to mark Kargil Vijay Diwas anniversary

Mangaluru to get strict again with street vendors

Related Articles More

Maharashtra govt asks K’taka to release more water from Almatti dam to avoid flooding

Govt was sleeping at wheel: Congress on ‘fall’ in India’s garment exports

Arunachal: Man accused of raping minor girl arrested after three years

Part Of Himachal’s Leh-Manali Road Closed After Cloudburst Triggers Flash Flood

President Murmu takes up role of teacher for school students, stresses environment conservation

MUST WATCH

BJP-JDS Session Protest

Shirur landslide

Brahma Kumaris

Tapta Mudra Dharana

Banana Farming


Latest Additions

Gautam Gambhir’s first headache: Rishabh Pant or Sanju Samson for the T20I series

Karnataka Assembly adopts resolutions against delimitation, “One Nation, One Election” move, NEET

Map war intensifies; Google announces new features to woo users in India

Maharashtra govt asks K’taka to release more water from Almatti dam to avoid flooding

Govt was sleeping at wheel: Congress on ‘fall’ in India’s garment exports

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.