Rajiv Gandhi killed 17,000, Godse just one: BJP MP Nalin Kumar Kateel

Amid the ongoing controversy on whether the assassinator of MK Gandhi, Nathuram Godse was terrorist or not, BJP’s MP from Karnataka Nalin Kumar Kateel has come out in support of the latter. In a tweet comparing Godse to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Nalin Kumar Kateel said, “Godse killed one, Kasab killed 72, Rajiv Gandhi killed 17,000. You judge who is more cruel in this??” The tweet has now been deleted.

This is comes days after BJP’s candidate from Bhopal, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur called Godse to be a great patriot. The entire debate about Godse was started by actor turned politician Kamal Hasaan, who called him to be independent India’s first terrorist.

Union Minister Anantkumar Hegde also batted for Godse and said that Nathuram Godse would have felt happy with the ongoing debate.
In a tweet which has now been deleted, Anantkumar Hegde said, “Am glad that 7 decades later today’s generation debates in a changed perceptional environment and gives good scope for the condemned to be heard upon. Nathuram Godse would have finally felt happy with this debate!”

Also, BJP spokesman Anil Saumitra fueled the fire to Nathuram Godse controversy and said that Mahatma Gandhi was the father of the nation of Pakistan.