Kailash Satyarthi

Godse killed Gandhi’s body, Pragya killing soul of India: Kailash Satyarthi

Stressing that is above power and politics, Nobel laureate Saturday said people like are killing the soul of and the should expel her from the party.

His comments came after blast accused and BJP’s Lok Sabha seat candidate Thakur lauded Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse as a “patriot” in an election rally in

She later apologised for her statement, saying she respected Gandhi and his work for the country cannot be forgotten.

“Godse had killed Gandhi’s body, but people like Pragya are killing the soul, non-violence, peace, tolerance and the soul of Gandhi is above all power and

“The leadership should forego its interest of any small benefit and immediately take her out of the party in compliance with the Raj dharma,” Satyarthi, a Winner, tweeted.

Thakur on Thursday had said, “Godse was a patriot, is a patriot, and will remain a patriot. Those who call him a terrorist should look within they will get a reply in this election.”

She made the remarks reacting to actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan’s comments calling Godse as the first Hindu terrorist.

Thakur, who is facing trial in the blast case that killed six people, has apologised for the statement.

Prime Minister on Friday said he will never forgive Thakur for calling Godse a true patriot.

In April, the candidate had claimed that police officer Hemant Karkare had died in the in as she “had cursed him” due to “years of mental and physical torture” he gave her.

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