28-11-201928-11-2019 11:47:49 IST
2019-11-28T06:17:49.492Z28-11-2019 2019-11-28T06:17:46.544Z - - 25-05-2020
Controversial BJP MP Pragya Thakur has been dropped from the Parliamentary Panel on Defence after she claimed that Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse was a 'Deshbhakt'.
Apart from being dropped from the Consultative Committee on Defence in which she was appointed just 8 days back, Thakur has now also been barred from attending BJP Parliamentary meetings as well.
The party has strongly condemned the remarks made by Pragya and after a huge uproar in the Parliament as well as the media, BJP President JP Nadda recommended her removal from the committee. According to the sources, Nadda is also mulling expelling her and cancelling her membership from BJP
It all started when on Wednesday, during a Lok Sabha discussion on the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, DMK member A Raja cited a statement by Godse on why he killed Mahatma Gandhi. Pragya Thakur interrupted him; she said he couldn't give the example "of a deshbhakt".
Opposition members protested her interruption, and BJP members asked her to sit down.
Speaker Om Birla, strongly objecting to Pragya's remarks said that said only Raja's statement would go on record.
This is not the first time that the MP from Bhopal has sung praises of Godse. Earlier this year, Pragya during a public meeting also made similar remarks which were heavily criticised.
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