New Delhi: The road of troubles seem to have no end for Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, who has now an FIR filed against her on the orders of a poll body officer.
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Speaking to news agency ANI, the Bhopal SDM Sanjay Kumar Srivastava said, ” Pragya Singh Thakur was issued notice by district election officer for her comment on Babri Masjid’s demolition and her response to it was not satisfactory. Therefore, FIR has been registered against her for violation of the model code of conduct.”
On this, Thakur replied that her legal team will look into the matter.
The Election Commission on Sunday had issued a show cause notice to Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, the BJP candidate from Bhopal, for her controversial remarks about the Babri Masjid demolition. This is the second poll panel notice against Thakur since the saffron party announced her candidature for Lok Sabha elections.
In an interview to a television channel over the weekend, Thakur had said that she was among the people who demolished the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992 and that she was “proud” of it.
“We removed a blot from the country. We went to demolish the structure. I feel extremely proud that God gave me this opportunity and I could do that. We will make sure a Ram temple is constructed at that site,” Thakur told the channel.
The first notice against Thakur was issued after she bragged that former ATS Chief Hemant Karkare died at the hands of terrorists during the 26/11 attack in Mumbai because she “cursed” him.
Following a backlash, Thakur apologised admitting that Karkare was a “martyr”. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) distanced itself from her remark.
The 49-year-old is an accused in the Malegaon blasts case in which six people died and around 100 were injured in 2006. She is currently out on bail on ‘grounds of health’ and her candidature has been challenged in court by the father of one of the men who died in Malegaon.
With IANS inputs