Maharashtra IAS officer stirs row for 'praising' Nathuram Godse; Opposition demands action from Devendra Fadnavis

New Delhi: Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala on Sunday asked Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to initiate action against an IAS officer who praised Mahatma Gandhi's killer Nathuram Godse.

 Maharashtra IAS officer stirs row for praising Nathuram Godse; Opposition demands action from Devendra Fadnavis

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala. PTI

Citing a media report, Surjewala tweeted, "First BJP Parliamentarian Pragya Singh Thakur, then lawmaker Usha Thakur and now Maharashtra IAS officer Nidhi Chowdhary has praised Mahatma Gandhi's killer Nathuram Godse. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis should immediately initiate action against her."

The IAS officer in her tweet had praised Godse saying, "What an exceptional celebration of 150th Birth Anniversary year is going on. High time, we remove his face from our currency, his statues from across the road, rename institutions/roads named after him! That would be a real tribute from all of us! ThankU Godse for 30.01.1948."

The Godse controversy isn't new as BJP MP from Bhopal Pragya Singh Thakur and another lawmaker from the party also spoke in favour of Godse.

Updated Date: Jun 02, 2019 16:23:37 IST