On Friday, BJP’s Pragya Thakur Singh in parliament said that her comments were “twisted” by the opposition over the massive controversy over BJP MP calling Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin, Nathuram Godse, a ‘deshbhakt’
“If anyone is hurt due to any of my statements, I express my regret and apologise. But, my statements were misunderstood and distorted. I respect Mahatma Gandhi’s contribution to the nation.” she said.
She added that she had been called a terrorist by an MP which is “against the law” since no charges against her have been proven.
‘Being called a terrorist is an attack on her dignity as a woman and as a member of the parliament.’, she said.
Pragya Thakur was referring to Congress MP Rahul Gandhi.
Rahul Gandhi had tweeted after an uproar in parliament over the Godse comment
The tweet said: “Terrorist Pragya calls terrorist Godse, a patriot. A sad day in the history of India’s parliament.”
Terrorist Pragya calls terrorist Godse, a patriot.
A sad day, in the history of
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 28, 2019
The BJP announced yesterday that Pragya Thakur would be dropped from a parliamentary defence committee and banned from meetings of party MPs.
Following the controversy, BJP members actively cried “shame” at Congress MPs across the house and demanded an apology from Rahul Gandhi.
“Calling a woman and Member of Parliament a terrorist is even worse than the murder of Mahatma Gandhi,” BJP’s Nishikant Dubey said in parliament. “A privilege motion should be moved against Rahul Gandhi and he should apologise,” he said.
“Let them do it. I have made my stand clear,” Mr Gandhi told reporters outside parliament. “What Pragya Thakur says is what she believes in. I don’t agree with her, but she believes in it,” Mr Gandhi added