After calling Nathuram Godse a “deshbhakt” (patriot), the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Bhopal candidate Pragya Singh Thakur on Thursday (May 16) night tendered an apology.
“It was my personal opinion. My intention was not to hurt anyone’s sentiments. If I’ve hurt anyone I do apologise,” she is seen saying in a video. “What Gandhi ji has done for the country cannot be forgotten,” she said adding that her statement had been twisted by the media.
#WATCH Pragya Thakur on 'Godse is patriot' remark: "It was my personal opinion remark. My intention was not to hurt anyone's sentiments. If I've hurt anyone I do apologise. What Gandhi Ji has done for the country cannot be forgotten. My statement has been twisted by the media." pic.twitter.com/n6Ih6of1Qd
— ANI (@ANI) May 16, 2019
Earlier, when asked to react to actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan’s remark on Godse, she said, “People calling him a terrorist should look within and will be given a befitting reply in this election.”