BJP reprimands Pragya Thakur for controversial statements
July 26, 2019
Newly elected Member of Parliament from Bhopal, Pragya Thakur has been asked by her party to take active part in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and refrain from making controversial statements.
This comes after Pragya Thakur was recently seen in a video saying that she has not been elected MP to clean drains and toilets. She said," "We haven't been elected to clean your drains, ok? We haven't been elected to clean your toilets, please understand. The work for which I have been elected, I will do honestly, I have said that before and I will say it again."
As per reports, BJP has asked Thakur to take part in a cleanliness drive by sweeping and to show her support to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan which is a pet project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Party working president JP Nadda has reportedly told Thakur not to make any controversial statements and also ordered her to comply with the ideologies and campaigns of the party.
The video of Pragya Thakur had received a lot of criticism from the public. While some people had considered her comments as cast based, others took it as an insult to the Swachh Bharat Mission that was launched by PM Modi in 2014.
Pragya Thakur often gets embroiled in controversies through her statements. During the Lok Sabha elections she had called Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse a patriot.
"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," she said.
Responding to her statement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said, "I will never be able to forgive Pragya Thakur for insulting Mahatma Gandhi."