Mahatma Gandhi’s ideology lost to that of his killer Nathuram Godse, says Digvijay singh on losing to Sadhvi Pragya

  • | Friday | 24th May, 2019

His comment was in reference to Pragya Thakur’s pre-poll remark where she had called Nathuram Godse a ‘deshbhakt’ (patriot).

After losing to BJP’s Pragya Singh Thakur from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh Friday said it was a matter of concern that Mahatma Gandhi’s ideology lost to that of his killer Nathuram Godse. His comment was in reference to Pragya Thakur’s pre-poll remark where she had called Nathuram Godse a ‘deshbhakt’ (patriot).

Speaking to reporters, Singh said he believes in democracy and has accepted the verdict. The Congress leader said he refused to get drawn into a controversy over EVM machines but added it was surprising that in 2014 the BJP spoke about winning more than 280 seats and in 2019 more than 300 seats before counting and succeeded. “I don’t know what magic wand it has,” he said.

On May 16, while addressing a roadshow in Agra, Thakur had said, “Nathuram Godseji deshbhakt the, hai, aur rahenge… unko aatankwadi kahne wale log swayam ki gireban me jhaank kar dekhe… chunav mein aise logon ko jawab de diya jayega (Nathuram 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).”

Thakur was responding to a question on actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan’s remark that “independent India’s first extremist was a Hindu, his name is Nathuram Godse”.


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