Canada markets open in 6 hours 12 minutes
  • S&P/TSX

    20,329.73
    -36.12 (-0.18%)
     
  • S&P 500

    4,402.66
    -20.49 (-0.46%)
     
  • DOW

    34,792.67
    -323.73 (-0.92%)
     
  • CAD/USD

    0.7984
    +0.0012 (+0.15%)
     
  • CRUDE OIL

    68.07
    -0.08 (-0.12%)
     
  • BTC-CAD

    48,838.62
    +1,271.86 (+2.67%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    963.83
    +37.06 (+4.00%)
     
  • GOLD FUTURES

    1,812.80
    -1.70 (-0.09%)
     
  • RUSSELL 2000

    2,196.32
    -27.26 (-1.23%)
     
  • 10-Yr Bond

    1.1840
    0.0000 (0.00%)
     
  • NASDAQ futures

    15,095.00
    +21.50 (+0.14%)
     
  • VOLATILITY

    17.97
    -0.07 (-0.39%)
     
  • FTSE

    7,102.56
    -21.30 (-0.30%)
     
  • NIKKEI 225

    27,728.12
    +144.04 (+0.52%)
     
  • CAD/EUR

    0.6739
    +0.0007 (+0.10%)
     

Pragya Thakur’s Yoga Day Speech Slot Draws Flak From Cong

·2 min read

BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur is slated to deliver a lecture to fellow parliamentarians at an event organised by the Lok Sabha Secretariat to mark the International Yoga Day on 21 June, according to an official notification.

This announcement, however, triggered sharp reactions, with a Congress leader even questioning if Prime Minister Narendra Modi had “changed his mind” about the parliamentarian who had hailed Mahatama Gandhi’s assassin a patriot.

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.

The LS Secretariat, in its tentative schedule, has listed Thakur's lecture on “Yoga: A Way of Life” at 12 pm, which will be conducted online.

Thakur is one of the accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.

Also Read: Pragya Thakur Says Cow Urine Helps Avoid COVID-19, Gets Trolled

In May 2019, Thakur had referred to Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse as a patriot. However, she had subsequently apologised and withdrawn the statement.

Following her remarks, she was expelled from the 21-member Parliamentary Consultative Committee on Defence and also barred from BJP's parliamentary party meetings.

Back then, Modi had said: "The comments on Gandhi and Godse are terrible, despicable, and condemnable. This sort of mentality is not for civilised society. Those who do this should think 100 times in future. She has apologised, that's fine. Lekin main apne man se maaf nahi kar paoonga (But I cannot forgive her from my heart).”

Also Read: Yes, Brand Pragya & Brand Godse Are Now Selling in Gandhi’s India

. Read more on India by The Quint.SC Stays Cases Against 'Taarak Mehta' Actor Munmun Dutta Pragya Thakur’s Yoga Day Speech Slot Draws Flak From Cong . Read more on India by The Quint.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting