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Pragya Thakur Removed From Defence Panel After Godse Remark
The Bharatiya Janata Party has condemned its controversial MP Pragya Thakur’s for her remarks on Nathuram Godse, the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, and barred her from attending the regular meeting for party MPs for the rest of the winter session, BJP working president JP Nadda has said, according to news agency ANI. Pragya Thakur is also being pulled out from the parliamentary panel on defence. “Her statement yesterday in the parliament is condemnable. The BJP never supports such statement or ideology,” BJP working president JP Nadda said. Nadda’s statement implies that the party has rejected her claim that she wasn’t referring to Godse when she made the “deshbhakt” or patriot comment in Lok Sabha. Her remark had led to an immediate uproar in the House. Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla expunged her remarks from the House records but it did not help stop the barrage of criticism from political parties and on social media. It spilled over to the Lok Sabha on Thursday morning when the Congress sought action against her. But Om Birla would have none of it, pointing out that since her statement was not on record, it couldn’t be discussed.