Srinagar: Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti lambasted micro-blogging website Twitter over verified account of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal Pragya Singh Thakur.
“Sadhvi Pragya has a verified twitter account thanks to @TwitterIndia. Ridiculous that a terror accused is given a platform to sow seeds of hatred. Thank god Godse’s isn’t alive anymore,” the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chief tweeted. Along with the post, Mufti shared a screenshot of Pragya Thakur’s Twitter account with a blue tick, which signifies that the profile is verified.
Pragya Singh, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case and currently out on bail, is pitted against Congress’s Digvijaya Singh from Bhopal parliamentary seat.
This is not the first time that Mufti has targeted the BJP leader. Earlier in April, commenting on a tweet by National Conference leader Omar Abdullah over Pragya Thakur’s candidature, she had tweeted, “Imagine the anger if I’d field a terror accused. Channels would’ve gone berserk by now trending a mehboobaterrorist hashtag! According to these guys, terror has no religion when it comes to saffron fanatics but otherwise, all Muslims are terrorists. Guilty until proven innocent.”
On Wednesday, the Election Commission of India (ECI) gave Pragya Thakur a clean chit over Congress’s allegations on her of violating the 72-hour campaign ban imposed by it.
The Commission had barred Thakur from campaigning for 72 hours for her remarks on former ATS chief and 26/11 Mumbai attacks martyr Hemant Karkare and Babri mosque demolition.
Bhopal will go to polls in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on May 12. The counting of votes will be conducted on May 23.