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I stand by my statement terming Pragya Thakur 'terrorist': Rahul Gandhi

He also claimed that Thakur believes in violence, the way Nathuram Godse did

By PTI in New Delhi
  • Published 29.11.19, 2:59 PM
  • Updated 29.11.19, 2:59 PM
  • a min read
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi arrives at Parliament to attend the ongoing winter session, in New Delhi, Friday, November 29, 2019. PTI

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said he stood by his remarks on Twitter terming BJP MP Pragya Thakur a "terrorist" and was ready to face any action.

He also claimed that Thakur believes in violence, the way Nathuram Godse did.

"Yes, I stand by my statement. What I have written on Twitter, I stand by it. Yes," he told reporters when asked if he stood by his statement calling Thakur a "terrorist".

Asked about the BJP calling for action against him for his remarks, Gandhi said, "That's ok. There's no problem. Whatever they want to do, I'll welcome."

Earlier, a BJP member in Lok Sabha demanded a privilege motion against Rahul for his purported remarks against Thakur.

Dubey said the speaker is the custodian of the law and should ensure the dignity of members of the House.

Rahul said Thakur says what she believes in. "I don't agree with her, but she believes in it," Gandhi said.

Godse also used violence and she also believes in violence, he said.

Gandhi hit out at Thakur over her remarks on Godse and said she has displayed the heart of the BJP and the RSS, and it cannot be hidden.

"Terrorist Pragya calls terrorist Godse, a patriot. A sad day, in the history of India's Parliament," Gandhi had said on Twitter.

Reacting to Pragya's praise of Godse in Parliament on Wednesday, he said, "What she is saying that is the heart of the RSS and BJP, what can I say? It cannot be hidden. I don't need to waste my time demanding action against that woman."

Bhopal MP Thakur on Friday tendered an apology earlier in Lok Sabha but said her remarks on Godse have been twisted.

She said her comments were in a different context.