New Delhi 29 Nov 2019: Pragya Thakur apologised in parliament on Friday amid a controversy over Nathuram Godse, the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi.
Rejecting the allegation that she had called Nathuram Godse, the killer of Mahatma Gandhi as ‘Desh Bhakt’, Pragya said Parliament: "I didn't call Nathuram Godse a patriot. I apologise if sentiments are hurt". She also said that her comments were "twisted" by the opposition.
Unleashing attack at Rahul Gandhi she said: "A member of the house referred to me as 'terrorist'. It is an attack on my dignity as a member of parliament and also as a woman. No charges against me have been proven in court. I have been misquoted and victimised. It's derogatory to call me a terrorist. It is illegal to call me a terrorist and whoever has done this directly insulting the judicial system".
"Calling a woman and Member of Parliament a terrorist is even worse than the murder of Mahatma Gandhi," BJP's Nishikant Dubey said in parliament. "A privilege motion should be moved against Rahul Gandhi and he should apologise," he said.
Speaker Om Birla urged Lok Sabha members to avoid politics over Mahatma Gandhi.