The political saga revolving around Nathuram Godse took a fresh turn on Friday morning after Union minister Ananthkumar Hegde claimed that his Twitter account had been hacked, shortly after two tweets (one from BJP sympathiser Madhu Kishwar) were retweeted by his account with additional commentary. Both tweets were sympathetic to Mahatma Gandhi's assassin. Hegde had additionally written that Godse would "feel happy" about the debate on him.
An hour later, though, he held that "certain tweets" posted ostensibly by hackers had since been "discarded and deleted".
The issue of Nathuram Godse, first brought up by Kamal Haasan
and then taken to a new height by Pragya Singh Thakur, has now been giving birth to a host of opinions. Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Ananthkumar Hegde, was among one who thought the discussion gave "scope for the condemned to be heard". Retweeting BJP sympathiser Madhu Kishwar who wrote that she admired Godse's courage in facing justice, Hegde also said Godse would have "felt happy" with the debate.