Recently, Kamal Haasan had remarked that India's first terrorist was Nathuram Godse. It drew sharp reactions from several political parties, who claimed he was using 'divisive politics'.
Free India's first extremist was a Hindu, his name is Nathuram Godse. There it (extremism, apparently) starts.
As per a report from India Today, Pragya Thakur, reacting to Kamal Haasan's comments said -
Nathuram Godse was a deshbhakt, is a deshbhakt and will remain a deshbhakt. People calling him a terrorist should instead look within. Such people will be given a befitting reply in these elections.
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#WATCH BJP Bhopal Lok Sabha Candidate Pragya Singh Thakur says 'Nathuram Godse was a 'deshbhakt', is a 'deshbhakt' and will remain a 'deshbhakt'. People calling him a terrorist should instead look within, such people will be given a befitting reply in these elections pic.twitter.com/4swldCCaHK— ANI (@ANI) May 16, 2019
Reacting to the controversy, Haasan said,
What I said is a historic fact. It's quoted out of context. How can I target a religion? I challenge you to show one instance of me inciting discord.
GVL Narasimha Rao of the BJP later said the party does not agree with this statement.
GVL Narasimha Rao, BJP on Pragya Singh Thakur's statement "Nathuram Godse was, is & will remain a 'deshbhakt": BJP does not agree with this statement, we condemn it. Party will ask her for clarification, she should apologise publicly for this statement. pic.twitter.com/yBEs8nQoWW— ANI (@ANI) May 16, 2019
She is currently out on bail in the 2008 Malegaon Bombings case.