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BJP's disciplinary committee will take appropriate actions: Amit Shah on Pragya Thakur's Godse remark 

File photo: Union Home Minister Amit Shah chairs review meeting on security arrangements for upcoming Amarnath Yatra. Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 17, 2019, 06.40 PM (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah on Friday addressed a joint press conference shortly after the campaigning for the final leg of the seven-phased Lok Sabha polls came to an end. 

While both the leaders spoke on BJP's poll campaign and the party's prospects this Lok Sabha election, Shah answered a host of queries including one on Pragya Thakur's remark on Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse

Shah said that the party has served Thakur a show cause notice and has asked her to reply within 10 days. 

"After she files a reply, party's disciplinary committee will take appropriate actions," he added. 

Earlier in the day, Shah had said, "Statements of, Pragya Thakur and Nalin Kateel are their personal opinion, BJP has nothing to do with it. They have withdrawn their statements and apologised. BJP has taken their statements seriously and sent these statements to disciplinary committee".

PM Modi, while addressing his last poll rally in Madhya Pradesh's Khargone today, said that he "would never be able to forgive Thakur fully" for her Godse remark. 

During a roadshow in Madhya Pradesh's Agar town, Thakur had said, "Nathuram Godseji deshbhakt the, hai, aur rahenge unko aatankwadi kahne wale log swayam ki gireban me jhaank kar dekhe chunav mein aise logon ko jawab de diya jayega (Nathuram Godse was 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 was responding to a comment made by actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan, who had said Godse was the first Hindu terrorist in independent India.

The Malegaon blast accused later apologised for her statement.