This Article is From Nov 30, 2019

After MLA's Threat, Pragya Thakur Reminds Congress Of Anti-Sikh Riots

Madhya Pradesh Congress MLA Govardhan Dangi threatened to "burn" BJP MP Pragya Thakur over her comment in parliament seen as against Mahatma Gandhi.

After MLA's Threat, Pragya Thakur Reminds Congress Of Anti-Sikh Riots

BJP MP Pragya Thakur is in the middle of a row over her remark about Nathuram Godse

Bhopal:

After a Congress MLA threatened to "burn'' BJP MP Pragya Thakur for her remarks praising Nathuram Godse, she hit back on Saturday, saying Congressmen have "experience" of burning people during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Pragya Thakur is in the middle of a row over her remark about Godse, Mahatma Gandhi's assassin, during a discussion in the Lok Sabha on November 27 which left the BJP red-faced.

On Thursday, Congress MLA from Biaora in Madhya Pradesh, Govardhan Dangi, blasted Pragya Thakur for her statement, and went on to say that "we not only burnt her effigy, if she comes here, we will burn her too".

The video of the speech went viral, forcing the BJP leader to apologise.

Pragya 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 Mr Dangi, a close associate of senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, whom she defeated in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from Bhopal, a propagator of "Rahul Gandhi's and Kamal Nath government''s idea of non-violence".