Congress MLA Govardhan Dangi (Photo Credit: ANI Image)
Congress MLA Govardhan Dangi, who made a controversial comment against BJP Bhopal MP Pragya Singh Thakur, on Saturday clarified that his party will welcome Pragya Thakur is she wants to come to Rajgarh. Earlier, Dangi had said that he will burn Thakur alive if she steps into the state of Madhya Pradesh.
“It hurts when someone uses cuss words for Mahatma Gandhi. We Congressis are peace-loving, we condemn Pragya's remarks peacefully,” Govardhan Dangi said.
BJP MP Pragya Thakur earlier slammed Dangi saying Congressmen have “experience” of burning people during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Thakur is in the midst 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 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 Dangi to apologise.
Joining 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 said 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".