Bhopal: Attacking on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur over her controversial remarks on Mumbai terror attack martyr Hemant Karkare, Congress on Thursday said that she should curse Masood Azhar and Dawood Ibrahim just like she did to 26/11 martyr Hemant Karkare
Ina meeting in Ratlam, Congress leader Paras Sakchela, said, "Sadhvi should curse Masood Azhar and Dawood Ibrahim just like she did to 26/11 martyr Hemant Karkare."
"Will worship Sadhvi if she curses Masood Azhar and Dawood Ibrahim," he added.
The party also compared Sadhvi to a 'witch' over her statement that "Nathuram Godse was, is and will remain a 'deshbhakt'."
Earlier, On Thursday Thakur courted controversy for saying, "Nathuram Godse was a 'deshbhakt' (patriot), he is and will remain a 'deshbhakt'. Those calling him a terrorist should instead look at themselves. They will be given a befitting reply in this election."
She said this in response to a question over actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan's remark that "free India's first extremist was a Hindu", a reference to Godse.
After reciving backlash, Thakur apologised for it and withdrew the statement. She said, “It was my personal opinion remark. My intention was not to hurt anyone’s sentiments. If I’ve hurt anyone I do apologise. What Gandhi Ji has done for the country cannot be forgotten. My statement has been twisted by the media.”