Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency and terror accused Pragya Thakur was issued a second notice by the Election Commission for her controversial remark to a television channel in which she appeared to support the demolition of Babri Masjid.
In an interview given to TV9, Pragya Thakur had said that she was among the people who demolished the Babri Majid structure in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992. She went on to add that she was “proud” of her decision.
“We had removed a blot from the country…. we had gone to demolish the structure. I feel extremely proud that god gave me this opportunity and I could do that. We will make sure Ram Temple is constructed at that site,” said the terror accused Pragya Thakur to TV9.
When the anchor targeted tough questions to her, she eventually walked out of the interview.
Three days before this, she claimed that 26/11 hero Hemant Karkare was killed in the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai after she “cursed” him for “torturing” her during investigation in the Malegaon blast case.
Pragya Thakur, is facing trial under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. She was granted bail on medical grounds.
On September 29th, 2008, six people died in the blast at Malegaon, a communally sensitive town in North Maharashtra. Anti-terror squad pinned down the suspects who belonged to a group of Hindu extremists.
Source : Various