The Election Commission has issued another notice to Sadhvi Pragya Thakur over her controversial remarks in which she proudly admits of her involvement in the demolition of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya. Confirming that she has received notice from EC, Pragya Thakur said she stands by her words. In an interview to TV9, Pragya Thakur said she was one of the people who demolished the Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992 and was proud of it. The Masjid was a blot on the country, and that’s why it was removed, added Thakur. She is BJP’s Bhopal candidate pitted against Congress’s Digvijay Singh.
She also claimed to climb atop the Masjid and broke it. Thanking God for giving her the opportunity to demolish the structure, Pragya Thakur said she will ensure that a Ram Temple is built at the site. Addressing media after receiving the EC’s second notice, she said she had gone there, demolished the Babri Masjid and won’t deny it. Thakur also said that she will go to Ayodhya and help in the construction of the Ram temple and nobody could stop her from doing that.
Earlier this week, Pragya Thakur raised a political storm over her controversial remarks on 26/11 martyr Hemant Karkare who she claimed died at the hands of the terrorists because she cursed him, which resulted in the EC sending her the first notice.
BJP, on the other hand, distanced itself saying her remarks were personal and could be because of the torture she was inflicted in jail after her arrest in the Malegaon blast case. Though later, the saffron-right-wing activist apologised for her remarks saying she didn’t intend to make her enemies happy.
Pragya Singh Thakur, BJP's Bhopal candidate: Yes, I had gone there (Ayodhya), I had said it y'day too, not denying it. I had demolished the structure. I will go there & help in the construction of Ram temple, nobody can stop us from doing that, Ram rashtra hain, rashtra Ram hain. pic.twitter.com/d1g5kBA8Az
— ANI (@ANI) April 21, 2019
The 48-year-old is one of the accused in the 2006 Malegaon blast case that killed six and left 100 injured under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The Sadhvi is currently out on bail and her candidature has been challenged by the father of one of the victims who died in the blast.