Controversial Bharatiya Janata Party MP Pragya Thakur has dared Congress leader Govardhan Dangi to burn her alive for her recent remarks praising Nathruram Godse. Thakur said that she will visit Dangi’s home on December 8 at 4 PM. Dangi is a Congress MLA from Biaora in Madhya Pradesh.
On Thursday, Dangi had slammed Thakur for her comments in the Lok Sabha and went on to say that ‘we not only burnt her effigy, if she comes here, we will burn her too’. MLA’s video of the speech went viral on the internet. He later apologised.
"Rahul Gandhi termed me terrorist and his MLA Govardhan Dangi will burn me. So, I am reaching Biaora at his residence in Multanpura at 4 pm on December 8, 2019. Burn me," she said in a tweet.
Thakur is a Lok Sabha MP from Bhopal. She said that Dangi is a close aide of former Madhya Pradesh CM and senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh. Thakur had defeated Digvijaya in the Lok Sabha elections held in April-May this year.
The BJP MP is an accused in the Malegaon blast case. She is in the midst of a controversy over her remarks hailing Nathuram Godse as a patriot. Godse had killed Mahatma Gandhi in 1948. Thakur had made her remarks in the Lower House during DMK member A Raja’s narration of a statement by Nathuram Godse before a court on why he killed Mahatma Gandhi.
Thakur’s last week remarks had left the BJP red-faced and invited sharp criticism from the opposition parties. She was forced to apologise for her comments twice in the Lok Sabha.
Meanwhile, a Congress leader in Indore has lodged a complaint of sedition against Pragya Singh Thakur over her remarks. The complaint was lodged by Congress leader Devendra Singh Yadav at Pandrinath Police Station. He stated that Thakur’s remarks on Godse attract sedition charge.