"If my words have caused discomfort or hurt religious feelings of anyone whatsoever, I hereby unconditionally withdraw my statement. It was never my intention to hurt anyone's religious feelings," Nupur Sharma twitted.
She also added to explain, "I have been attending TV debates for the past many days where our Mahadev was being insulted and disrespected continuously. It was mockingly being said that it is not Shivling [at Gyanvapi mosque] but a fountain. The Shivling was also being ridiculed by comparing it to roadside signs and poles in Delhi."
ON Sunday, The BJP high command suspended national spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled Delhi BJP's media in-charge Naveen Kumar Jindal from primary membership of the party over the controversy.
"You have expressed views contrary to the party's position on various matters... Pending further inquiry, you are suspended from the party and from your responsibilities with immediate effect," the party's central disciplinary committee expressed In the suspension letter.