New Delhi: Reacting to the rejection of plea to ban her from contesting Lok Sabha polls by National Investigation Agency (NIA) court, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur said on Wednesday that the Congress had been conspiring continuously but “BJP will definitely win because truth and dharma always wins”.
A special NIA court rejected the application filed by the father of one of the victims of the 2008 Malegaon blast case which sought to ban Sadhvi Pragya from contesting the Lok Sabha election. Nisar Sayyad, who lost his son in the blast, moved the court last week.
Sayyad also sought cancellation of Sadhvi’s bail which was pending before the Supreme Court. Special judge for NIA cases V S Padalkar said lawyers were well aware that this was not the proper forum for the plea. “This court has not granted bail. The wrong forum has been chosen,” he said.
The special judge went on to say, “In present ongoing elections, this court does not have any legal powers to prohibit anyone from contesting elections. It is the job of the electoral officers to decide. This court can’t stop the accused from contesting elections. This application is negated by this court.”
Earlier in the day, BJP leader and former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan sided with Sadhvi and attacked the Congress, alleging that it had committed three crimes. Chouhan exuded confidence in BJP’s candidate from Bhopal and said that he was proud of her.
“You (Congress) committed three 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 Chouhan as saying.