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Tag: Nathuram Godse

Pragya Thakur Apologises For Remarks On Godse

New Delhi: Amid opposition ruckus, BJP member Pragya Thakur on Friday made a fresh statement in Lok Sabha, apologising for her remarks on Nathuram Godse, even as she asserted that she never described Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin as a patriot. “I want to say only what I do for the country. On November 27, during a […]

BJP Decides To Remove Pragya From Defence Panel: J.P. Nadda

New Delhi: The BJP on Thursday condemned Bhopal MP Pragya Singh Thakur for her statement on Nathuram Godse, the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday and said that she will be removed from the consultative committee on defence. BJP’s working president J.P. Nadda said: “We have decided that Pragya Singh Thakur […]

Column: Junk All ‘Sanitised’ Bapuji Booklets Now

By Sandeep Sahu At a time when the whole nation is celebrating the sesquicentennial year of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, the School and Mass Education department of the Odisha government is justifiably drawing flak for rewriting history in respect of what perhaps is the best known event in the life of the Father of […]

Members unhappy over delay in celebration of Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary

Bhubaneswar: Members cutting across party lines on Monday expressed displeasure in the Odisha Assembly over delay in beginning of the celebrations marking the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in a big way. The issue was raised by Congress Legislature Party leader Narasingha Mishra during Zero Hour which was supported by the MLAs of his […]

Anti-Gandhi tweets: Maharashtra IAS officer transferred

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Monday transferred Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Joint Municipal Commissioner (Special) Nidhi Choudhari to Mantralaya, and served her a show-cause notice, official sources said here. The official had tweeted disrespectfully about Mahatama Gandhi in a recent post. An officer of 2012 batch of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Choudhari has now […]

Now, Hindu Mahasabha celebrates Godse's birthday

Aligarh: The controversy over Nathuram Godse refuses to die down. The All India Hindu Mahasabha on Sunday celebrated the birthday of the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi with a “havan” here. A heavy deployment of police was seen at the Bidas compound under Gandhi Park police station where the “havan” was held. The Hindu Mahasabha had […]

Congress switches to Mahatma Gandhi's image on twitter profile

New Delhi: A day after BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur kicked up a major row by describing Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse as a “deshbhakt” (patriot), the Congress on Friday changed its Twitter handle profile picture with an image of Mahatma Gandhi. The party’s official twitter handle earlier carried its […]

There was no term called 'Hindu' before Mughals: Kamal

Chennai: Actor-politician Kamal Haasan on Friday said it was ignorance that made Mughals give the name ‘Hindu’ to the nation. In a tweet, Haasan said the 12 Alwars (Vaishnavite poet-saints) or the 63 Nayanmars (Saivaite poet-saints) did not mention the word Hindu. Haasan said the term ‘Hindu’ was given by Moghals or by others who […]

Can't forgive Pragya for insulting Bapu: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he will never forgive BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal Pragya Singh Thakur and others for glorifying Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse as “deshbhakt” (patriot). “Whatever statements have been made on Gandhiji or Godse are very bad. They need to be criticised as these are not […]

Slipper attack on Kamal Haasan at election rally

Chennai: Enraged by actor-politician Kamal Haasan’s ‘Hindu terrorist’ remark, a person threw his slipper at him at Thiruparankundram in Tamil Nadu. Haasan was addressing an election rally in support of his Makkal Needhi Maiam candidate when the attack took place on Wednesday night. Police said the person who threw the slipper has been taken into custody. […]

Pragya calls Godse 'deshbhakt', BJP seeks public apology as Congress attacks

New Delhi: BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur on Thursday kicked up a major row by describing Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse as a “deshbhakt” (patriot), a comment which her party immediately condemned and asked her to apologise for her remark. The comment by Thakur, an accused in the Malegaon blast […]

PIL filed in Delhi HC against Kamal Haasan for Godse remark

New Delhi: A PIL was filed in the Delhi High Court on Tuesday seeking action against actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan over his recent statement terming Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse as the first Hindu terrorist of free India. BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay mentioned the petition which sought debarring of candidates and de-registration of parties abusing religion […]

Killer of Mahatma Godse's idol removed

Gwalior: An idol of Nathuram Godse, installed here by the Hindu Mahasabha on November 15, was removed on Tuesday by the authorities, an official said. Godse is the killer of Mahatma Gandhi and was hanged for his crime in 1949. Additional District Magistrate Shivraj Singh Verma told IANS: “The idol of Godse, installed inside the […]

Assassination of Gandhiji was well planned: RTI activist

While everyone knows that Nathuram Godse had killed Mahatma Gandhi, very few of them know that the murder of the Father of the Nation was meticulously planned and executed

Rs 5 lakh for widow of Godse's captor

About 33 years after the death of Raghu Nayak who showed exemplary courage in capturing Mahatma Gandhi's killer Nathuram Godse, the Odisha government today provided a financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh to his widow