New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday attacked the Congress alleging that it had “committed three crimes”. Further, SS Chouhan exuded confidence in BJP’s candidate from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, and said that he was proud of her.

“You (Congress) committed 3 crimes. You defamed saffron, you meted out inhumane torture to a daughter of India, you misused laws. So I say this with full responsibility that yes BJP fielded Sadhvi Pragya against Digvijaya Singh, we’re proud of her, ” ANI reported Shivraj Singh Chouhan as saying.

Notably, the BJP last week fielded Malegaon blast case accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur in Lok Sabha elections from Bhopal against Congress heavyweight and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh. Out on bail, Thakur has been discharged by a court on charges under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) in the 2008 case but is still facing trial under other criminal provisions.

Sadhvi Pragya recently stoked controversy over her remarks against former Mumbai Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) chief and 26/11 Mumbai terror attack martyr Hemant Karkare, though, after receiving backlash, she later issued an apology for the same. Addressing the media last Friday, Sadhvi had said, “Maine kaha tera (Mumbai ATS chief late Hemant Karkare) sarvanash hoga. Theek sava mahine mein sutak lagta hai. Jis din main gayi thi us din iske sutak lag gaya tha.Aur theek sava mahine mein jis din atankwadiyon ne isko maara, us din uska anth hua.” (Hemant Karkare falsely implicated me in Malegaon blasts and treated me very badly. I told him your entire clan will be erased. He died because of his karma,” Sadhvi said.)