Daily Outrage: Pragya Thakur nominated to parliamentary committee on defence
Pragya Thakur has been appointed to a parliamentary committee on defence, and people are not happy.
In the most unlikely development ever, Sadhvi Pragya Thakur has been nominated to the Defence ministry panel by PM Modi. This has caused huge uproar among netizens as Thakur was accused of terrorism, for her alleged involvement in the Malegaon blast.
The 21 member parliamentary consultative committee is headed by Rajnath Singh, the Union Defence Minister, and it features opposition leaders like Farooq Abdullah, Sougata Roy, A Raja and Sharad Pawar, according to a bulletin issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat.
During election season, she courted controversy by calling Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin, Nathuram Godse, a patriot. She added, “Those calling him a terrorist should see inside their own self and a befitting reply would be given to such people in the elections.”
At the time, PM Modi had responded saying he couldn’t forgive her for these comments. Although he seems to have forgotten this, people reacting to this latest development on Twitter refuse to:
This makes me furious. Pragya Thakur is facing serious charges of terror for a bomb blast in which children died. The PM said he wouldn’t forgive her comments on Godse. If she is now on the Parliamentary Panel on Defence, I guess she has been forgiven. https://t.co/pKXeWiUFR9— Faye DSouza (@fayedsouza) November 21, 2019
Pragya Thakur Nominated to Parliamentary Panel on Defence.— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) November 21, 2019
Modi said he couldn't forgive the Malegaon blasts case accused after she termed Nathuram Godse a 'patriot'. But of course a terror accused is the most suitable person for deciding country's defence https://t.co/QmUKuoQNXc
Terror accused Sadhvi Pragya Thakur has been nominated for parliamentary panel on defence.— Md Asif Khan آصِف (@imMAK02) November 21, 2019
I won't blame the govt for it, blame goes to that moral bankrupt majority society who voted for her (800K votes) and sent her to parliament just bcz she'd targeted Muslims in Malegaon.
SO, Pragya Thakur has been nominated as a member of the Parliamentary Panel on Defence.— Zeba Warsi (@Zebaism) November 21, 2019
This 21 member panel is headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
Every MP has to be on a panel as per rule. But what a choice for Pragya Thakur. #GandhiAmarRahe
Sadhvi Pragya Thakur has been included in the parliamentary panel on defence.— PuNsTeR™ (@Pun_Starr) November 21, 2019
Masterstroke! We can finally use her 'shraap' & 'maarak shakti' to defend our borders.