Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur
Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur

Bhopal: An MLA of ruling Congress in Madhya Pradesh has threatened to burn alive BJP Lok Sabha MP Pragya Singh Thakur, facing flak for her remarks on Mahatma Gandhis assassin Nathuram Godse, if she entered his constituency. The MLA, Govardhan Dangi, issued the threat on Thursday, but apologised on Friday for his controversial remark, saying it was a mistake. The Congress MLA from Biaora in Rajgarh district said he firmly believes in Gandhian principle of non-violence. After staging a protest at Biaora, about 115km from Bhopal, on Thursday against Thakur's comment in the Lok Sabha, Dangi told reporters, "Nothing can be more disgusting than praising Mahatma Gandhis assassin. "We criticised her...not only burnt her effigy but if she comes here we will burn her too, said the MLA, whose statement went viral on social media.

After a controversy erupted over his statement, Dangi told the media he follows Mahatma Gandhi's principles. I meant to say that the people of Rajgarh district will boycott her. There was some mistake in speaking. We are followers of Mahatma Gandhi's non-violence... I apologise for it, Dangi said on Friday. The state Congress distanced itself from Dangis statement. We follow the Father of the Nations non-violence doctrine. The MLA realised his mistake and apologised, said state Congress spokesman Pankaj Chaturvedi.

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