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Stand by my statement terming Pragya Thakur terrorist: Rahul Gandhi

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New Delhi: Unfazed by the BJP’s attack and demand for a privilege motion against him over his criticism of BJP MP Pragya Thakur, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that his stand is clear on the issue and the BJP can “do whatever it wants”.

On specific question on BJP MP demanding privilege motion against him, Rahul Gandhi said that “What Sadhvi Pragya says what she believes in. I don’t agree with her. Do it. Do whatever you want to do, I have clarified my position.”

Earlier in the Lok Sabha BJP MP Nishikant Dubey demanded a privilege motion against Rahul Gandhi for calling Pragya Thakur a “terrorist”.

Rahul Gandhi in his tweet on Thursday wrote “Terrorist Pragya calls terrorist Godse, a patriot. A sad day in the history of India’s Parliament.”

Thakur faced an uproar and censure motion moved by the Congress on her remarks on Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse. Thakur apologised for her comments but targeted Rahul Gandhi for calling her a “terrorist” on which she got support of Dubey who said that privilege motion should be moved against the Congress leader.

Earlier in the day, Youth Congress workers dressed as Mahatma Gandhi protested on Friday here against Thakur for her remarks about his assassin Nathuram Godse and demanded that the Bhopal MP be expelled from Parliament.

The BJP on Thursday cracked the whip on the controversial Bhopal MP and barred her from attending any further parliamentary party meetings during the ongoing winter session of Parliament and also removed her from the Consultative Committee on Defence headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

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Sachin Pilot sacked as Deputy Chief Minister, also removed from party post

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After the rebellion of Sachin Pilot in Rajasthan and Monday’s efforts of Manmunwala, the party high command has dismissed Sachin Pilot as Deputy Chief Minister. He has also been removed from the post of party president.

In place of the pilot, Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasara has been made the state president. Apart from Sachin Pilot, Vishvendra Singh and Ramesh Meena have been dismissed from the cabinet.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala announced the removal of Sachin Pilot from the post of state minister as well as minister.

Surjewal said that along with the pilot, Vishvendra Singh and Ramesh Meena are also being removed from the post of ministers. Surjewala said that the Congress MLAs were demanding action against Pilot.

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