MadhyaPradesh president Rakesh Singh said that people who wear saffron can’t be terrorists and terrorism as a symbol of penance and sacrifice while he is addressing a rally in Bhopal.
Singh gave this statement while talking about party’s LokSabha nominee from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur. Slamming Digvijaya Singh, who will be facing Sadhvi Pragya in Bhopal, Singh said that when the election comes Congress and leaders like him start visiting temples to woo the Hindus.
Prayag Singh Thakur is an accused for Malegaon blast in 2008 and is currently out on bail. She will face Congress’s Digvijaya Singh from prestigious the Bhopal constituency, which is BJP bastion.
Pragya filed her nomination papers after police registered a FIR for her remarks on the 1992 demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya.
Meanwhile, All India Ulama Board lodged a complaint against Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur for hurting sentiments of the Muslim community by her remarks on Babri Masjid demolition.
The complaint was filed at the Aishbagh Police Station under Sections 124A, 153A, 153B, 147, 505A, 298 and 295 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The Sudam Khade (District Election Officer and Collector) ordered the police to file a FIR against Thakur for her statement as it violated the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) which is currently in force.
Thakur had said that “I will go to construct the Ram Temple. I have said it yesterday, and I am not denying it that I had gone there. I have demolished Babri structure. He is my Ram ji and no one can stop me from making a grand Ram Temple. The nation is Ram, Ram is a nation,.”
Sadhvi Pragya was earlier in news for her controversial statement on Hemant Karkare, the Mumbai ATS chief who had died during the 26/11 terror attack. Sadhvi had said that Karkare died because she had cursed the officer. Her statement sparked outrage and later she issued an apology.