‘You Can Burn Me’: Pragya Thakur Dares Cong MLA Dangi After Threat
Pragya Thakur also said Congressmen have “experience” of burning people during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
After a Congress MLA threatened to ‘burn’ her over her remarks praising Nathuram Godse, BJP MP Pragya Thakur hit back on Saturday, 30 November, daring him to burn her alive when she reaches his home on 8 December.
She also said Congressmen have "experience" of burning people during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, PTI reported.
On Thursday, Congress MLA from Biaora in Madhya Pradesh Govardhan Dangi had blasted Thakur for her statement calling Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Godse 'a patriot' during a discussion on the Special Protection Group (SPG) bill.
"If Pragya Thakur sets foot here, we won't burn her effigy, we will instead burn her,” Dangi said, according to India Today.
The video of the speech went viral, forcing Dangi to apologise.
Joining the battle, Thakur tweeted on Saturday, "Congressmen have old experience of burning people, from the Sikhs in 1984 to Naina Sahni (victim of 1995 `tandoor murder in Delhi) in the tandoor. @RahulGandhi 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 December 8, 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", according to PTI.
(With inputs from PTI and India Today.)
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