Bhopal: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from the Bhopal parliamentary constituency in Madhya Pradesh Sadhvi Pragya Thakur made another controversial statement that she took pride in the demolition of the Babri Masjid. She also said that there was no regret about the demolition and that they had removed waste from Lord Ram's temple. These statements were made in an interview to a TV Channel on Sunday.
Pragya Thakur who has been in the midst of controversy after she made a remark about Hemant Karkare, the senior police officer who was killed in the terrorist attack in Mumbai on November 26, 2008, saying that he died as she cursed him for torturing her. She had already received a notice from the Election Commission for that statement.
Following that, now with the Babri Masjid comment on Saturday the EC had sent her a second notice and she was given 24 hours to respond. Pragya Thakur who is facing trial under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in the 2008 Malegaon Blast case and is currently out on bail in the case.
Pragya Thakur is contesting from Bhopal on a BJP ticket against senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh.
Her recent statements have become an embarrassment for the BJP government, that too after Prime Minister Narendra Modi defended her candidature from Bhopal calling it a symbolic answer to all those who falsely labelled the Hindu civilization as terrorist and asserted that this symbol will prove costly for the Congress.
The Congress has already stepped up its fight against her and feel that she is unfit to fight elections. They are seeking an explanation and whether the BJP will act against the politician's controversial statements.