After Congress MLA's 'burning' threat, Pragya Singh Thakur responds with tweet about 1984 riots, slams Rahul for calling her terrorist

  • The row between Congress leaders and Pragya Singh Thakur intensified on Saturday

  • The BJP Bhopal MP attacking the Congress over the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and slamming party leader Rahul Gandhi.

  • Pragya stirred up a controversy after calling Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse a patriot

The row between Congress leaders and Pragya Singh Thakur intensified Saturday, with the BJP Bhopal MP attacking the Congress over the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and slamming party leader Rahul Gandhi.

On Thursday, Congress MLA Govardhan Dangi threatened to threatened to burn Pragya alive if she set foot in the state, the same day Rahul took to Twitter to slam the MP.

Pragya hit back on Twitter:

"Congressmen have old experience of burning people, from theSikhs in 1984 to Naina Sahni (victim of  the 1995 'tandoor' murder in Delhi) in the tandoor. 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 8 December, 2019. Burn me."

In another tweet, she called Dangi a close associate of senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, whom she defeated in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from Bhopal, and a propagator of "Rahul Gandhi's and Kamal Nath government's idea of non-violence".

Pragya stirred up a controversy after calling Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse 'a patriot' during a discussion on the Special Protection Group (SPG) Bill in Parliament, inviting strong criticism from Opposition leaders and leading the BJP to expel her from the Parliamentary consultative committee on defence.

 After Congress MLAs burning threat, Pragya Singh Thakur responds with tweet about 1984 riots, slams Rahul for calling her terrorist

File image of Pragya Thakur. PTI

On Thursday, during protests against Thakur in Madhya Pradesh's Biaora district, Dangi slammed the 2008 Malegaon blast-accused and threatened to burn her alive if she set foot in the state.  "We will not just burn her effigy...if she sets foot here, we will burn her also," ANI reported him as saying.

On Thursday, Rahul tweeted:

Pragya later referred to Rahul during her apology in the Lok Sabha. "If my comments have hurt in anyway, I regret and seek apology. But, my comments in the House have been misrepresented and twisted. One member has publicly termed me as a terrorist, though I have not been convicted by the court... it is an insult to a woman and a sadhvi." She added that making such remarks was against the law.

Opposition members refused to accept her apology, terming it as conditional and demanded a second apology from her, following which she moved a breach of privilege motion against Rahul.

Outside Parliament,the Congress leader brushed aside Thakur's attack and asserted that he stood by his remarks accusing her of being a "terrorist". Rahul also said he was ready to face any action.

With inputs from agencies

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Updated Date: Nov 30, 2019 21:13:47 IST


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