New Delhi: Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur has declared her assets worth Rs 4.5 lakh in an affidavit, that includes Rs 90,000 cash and two bank accounts with Rs 99,000 and Rs 800 balance respectively.
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Her assets according to the affidavit include two silver bowls, one plate and a silver brick engraved with ‘Ram naam‘. In addition, she has declared four silver glasses worth collectively Rs 15,000 and two silver toe rings worth Rs 1700 each and Rs 2900 for her three silver rings.
Pragya Thakur explained that she has lived her life as a ‘hermit’ so far.
Meanwhile, The Election Commission on Sunday 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 on Wednesday. She has been asked to reply by Monday.
In an interview to a television channel over the weekend, Thakur 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 and her candidature has been challenged in court by the father of one of the men who died in Malegaon.
With IANS inputs