Srinagar, May 17 : Hitting out at BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal Pragya Singh Thakur for calling Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin a patriot, former J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said Nathuram Godse was a terrorist.
Ms Mehbooba, who is the President of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said those who admire him are nothing else but Nathuram Godse 2.0 in the making. “Gandhi ji certainly didn’t die to let history repeat itself. BJP should be ashamed for endorsing a candidate who praised Bapu’s assassin. He was a terrorist and those who admire him are nothing else but Nathuram Godse 2.0 in the making,” Ms Mehbooba wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.
Hitting out at the BJP for endorsing Pragya Thakur, Ms Mehbooba said she takes pride in being called an anti-national when a Hindu fanatic, who gunned down the father of the nation, is hailed as a nationalist.
“I take pride in being called an anti national when a Hindu fanatic who gunned down Gandhiji is hailed as a nationalist. Aisi nationalism aur desh bhakti humaray bas ki naheen. Yeh aapko Mubarak,” she tweeted.
Pragya Thakur, who is prime suspect in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, sparked a new controversy when she called Godse a patriot. However, BJP has distanced itself from the comment.