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BJP Picks Malegaon Accused Sadhvi Pragya For Bhopal LS Seat Against Congress Heavyweight Digvijaya Singh
Amidst the ensuing Lok Sabha elections 2019, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday fielded Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused in Malegaon case, from Bhopal seat, pitting her directly against Congress heavyweight and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh who is also contesting from the same seat. Reacting on her candidature, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur told ANI, “Hum tayar hain, ab ussi karya mein lag gayi hun. I am ready, I am working on it now).” Thakur, who is out on bail, had joined the BJP only hours before her name was announced as its candidate, underscoring the saffron party’s attempt to bring the Hindutva plank at the centre stage of polls in the high profile constituency, which has been its bastion for many elections.