Ananth Kumar Hegde swings into the Nathuram Godse controversy

Ananth Kumar Hegde swings into the Nathuram Godse controversy
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Although, the tweet was deleted and said that in the past one week his Twitter account had been breached twice.

NEW DELHI: On Friday, the Union Minister Ananth Kumar Hegde swung into the ongoing controversy over Nathuram Godse, the man who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi, saying after seven decades he would be happy with the debate.

"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!" Hegde tweeted.



Although, the tweet was deleted and said that in the past one week his Twitter account had been breached twice.

"My Twitter account has been breached twice in the past one week and certain tweets have been posted on my timeline which has been discarded and deleted. Regret the posts attributed to me," Hegde tweeted.

A day after Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur was called out by the Opposition for calling Nathuram Godse a patriot, Anant Kumar Hegde said, "Time to assert and move away from being apologetic! If not now ... When?"

On Wednesday, Pragya Singh Thakur the Lok Sabha candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Bhopal ignited a political row by claiming that, Nathuram Godse, the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi was a patriot and will remain one.

Later on Thursday night, she tendered an apology and said she respected Mahatma Gandhi as his work for the country cannot be forgotten.

However, the controversy began when Kamal Hassan said "independent India's first extremist was a Hindu" while referring to Nathuram Godse. On Thursday, Makkal Neethi Miami chief Kamal Haasan said that he stands by his comment regarding Nathuram Godse and he has only reiterated what was history.

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