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‘Coming to your home on Dec 8, burn me alive then’: Pragya Thakur on Congress MLA’s threat

Under fire for her remarks praising Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse that forced her party to remove her from the consultative committee on defence, BJP Bhopal MP Pragya Singh Thakur had to apologise twice in Lok Sabha Friday after an angry Opposition rejected her first apology.

Written by Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal | Updated: November 30, 2019 9:03:51 pm
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Controversial BJP MP from Bhopal Pragya Thakur on Saturday dared Congress MLA Govardhan Dangi to burn her alive, saying she will reach his home on December 8. She also hit back at the party, saying Congressmen have “experience” of burning people during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

On MLA’s threat, Pragya says Congress has ‘experience’ of burning people during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

“Congress activists have experience of burning people alive, Sikhs in the 1984 riots and Naina Sahni in tandoor. Rahul Gandhi called me a terrorist and his MLA Govardhan Dangi (has said) will burn me alive. All right, I am coming to your home in Multanpura, Biaora, at 4 pm on December 8 burn me alive,” she tweeted.

On Thursday, Dangi had told reporters in Biaora on Thursday that “why just burn her effigy, if she were to come to Biaora he would burn her alive.”  He later apologised for his remarks saying he made the comment in the heat of the moment and that he believes in non-violence.

In another tweet, she called Govardhan Dangi a close associate of senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh whom she defeated in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from Bhopal and a propagator of “Rahul Gandhi’s and Kamal Nath government’s idea of non-violence”.

Under fire for her remarks praising Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse that forced her party to remove her from the consultative committee on defence, BJP Bhopal MP Pragya Singh Thakur had to apologise twice in Lok Sabha Friday after an angry Opposition rejected her first apology.

Her first apology, in which she also attacked Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for calling her a “terrorist”, was rejected as “conditional” by the Opposition, forcing speaker Om Birla to call a meeting of floor leaders of parties to resolve the issue and resume normalcy in the House.

In her second apology, Thakur said: “On November 27, during a discussion on SPG (Amendment) Bill, I did not call Nathuram Godse a patriot (deshbhakt), I did not even take his name. Still, if someone is hurt, I express my regret and apologise.”

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