Sadhvi Pragya on Wednesday officially joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), she also made an announcement that she would contest the ongoing Lok Sabha polls.
“I have formally joined the BJP, I will contest elections and also win,” Sadhvi Pragya said. After her inclusion in the party, there are speculations that she may contest Lok Sabha elections from Bhopal, against Congress’s Digvijay Singh.
Pragya is a hardcore Hindutva activists, she was arrested in connection with bomb attacks in Malegaon and is currently out on bail. The blasts killed 6, and injured 100.
In an interview with journalists Rajat Sharma she revealed that she was brutally tortured in an illegal police custody for 23 days continuously during interrogation, and was denied access to her lawyer and family members. The goal of the interrogation was to force her confessing false charges brought against her.
She said “this was certainly a conspiracy hatched by the Congress-led UPA government, which resulted into my nine-year ordeal. It (the conspiracy) was (meant) to endorse the bogey of saffron terrorism, a term coined by P Chidambaram (former home minister). I am innocent.”
Source : Various