PM Narendra Modi Supports Sadhvi Pragya’s Candidature From Bhopal
Bhopal: In an interview to Times Now, Prime Minister Narendra Modi defended the fielding of Pragya Singh Thakur, who is out on bail in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.
Thakur is set to contest from the Bhopal seat in the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections against Congress candidate Digvijaya Singh.
PM Modi said fielding of Pragya Singh Thakur as the BJP candidate from Bhopal was a symbolic answer to all those who labeled the rich Hindu civilization as “terrorist” and asserted that “this symbol will prove costly for the Congress”.
Sadhvi Pragya joined the saffron party on Wednesday and was soon declared the party’s candidate from Bhopal against Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.
PM Modi said the Congress worked with a certain modus operandi to create false narratives on incidents such as the Samjhauta Express blasts and the death of judge B.H. Loya.
Defending the fielding of Ms. Thakur, he said Sadhvi Pragya’s candidature would prove very costly for the Congress in the upcoming elections.
“One woman, that too a `sadhvi’, was humiliated in such a manner… Without any evidence, a rich civilisation as old as 5,000 years which gave the message of ‘the whole world is one’…. You called such a civilisation terrorist? To give a reply to all such people, this (fielding of Sadhvi Pragya) is a symbol and this symbol will cost Congress dearly,” PM Modi said in an interview to Times Now.