New Delhi: Ever since Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) fielded Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur from Bhopal parliamentary constituency, it has been facing flak from the Opposition.
Now, party leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga has taken it upon himself to justify the decision, and that too by using Congress’ ‘Ab Hoga Nyay’ tagline. Posters depicting an unwell Sadhvi with the tagline ‘Ab Hoga Nyay’ were seen at Delhi’s Patel Chowk, ITO and the BJP’s office. Bagga, who had signed the posters, shared them on micro-blogging site Twitter with the same tagline.
BJP has been at the receiving end since it decided to field Sadhvi against Congress veteran Digvijaya Singh from Bhopal. Congress spokesperson Pankaj Chaturvedi said, “When known faces fled, the BJP was forced to import a candidate against Digvijaya Singh.” In fact, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah questioned how could Thakur fight for the Lok Sabha elections if she couldn’t stay in jail due to poor health.
On Thursday, Sadhvi alleged brutal torture by jail officials. The Malegaon blast accused alleged that prison staff beat her with a thick whip while she was in the custody.
Narrating her ordeal, she informed that she was thrashed day and night mercilessly. She said that she was in the prison custody for 13 days and had to undergo torture on all the days.
While addressing the party workers, the BJP leader had said that the officials wanted her to take the responsibility for the Malegaon blast and that she was involved in the killing of Muslims. “Vo kehalvana chahte the ki tumne ek visfot kiya hai aur Muslimo ko maara hai…..subah ho jati thi pit’te pit’te, log badal jate the peetne wale, lekin pitne wali main sirf akeli rehti thi,” ANI reported Sadhvi Pragya as saying. The leader also broke down while sharing the hostile experience she was subjected to in the prison.