Kapil Sibal questions PM Modi’s silence on Pragya Thakur’s remarks describing Nathuram Godse as ‘patriot’



Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Friday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modis silence on BJP leader Sadhvi Pragyas remarks describing Nathuram Godse as a patriot. BJPs Bhopal Lok Sabha candidate and Malegaon blast accused Thakur on Thursday lauded Mahatma Gandhis assassin Nathuram Godse as a patriot, sparking an outrage from the Opposition. Under fire for her remarks, Thakur tendered an apology on Thursday night and said she respected Mahatma Gandhi as his work for the country cannot be forgotten. In a tweet, Sibal tweeted, When Sadhvi Pragya says: Godse a Deshbakht and Modi is silent with Vidyasagars statue a victim of the violent I can only pray for my country and hope that one day the silent majority will keep violence at bay. Senior Congress leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah also condemned Thakurs remarks and said Godse was inspired by RSS ideology. Godse was inspired by Sangh Pariwars ideology so is Pragya. Former killed our Mahatma the latter killed Mahatmas children. Pragya who calls Godse a patriot is endorsed by @narendramodi Is this the sign of an attempt to proliferate Sanghs hatred based ideology, he tweeted. Also read: Godse killed one, Kasab killed 72, Rajiv Gandhi killed 17,000. You judge who is more cruel in this?? – Kateel tweeted.