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BHOPAL: BJP MP Sadhvi Pragya Thakur’s statement has kicked up a storm once again. BJP’s ally Hindustani Awam Morcha chief Jitan Ram Manjhi has asked the BJP national president JP Nadda to counsel Pragya Thakur. Former CM of Bihar, Manjhi, has said, “Thakur shouldn’t tell us who’s a Shudra or who is a terrorist.”

Manjhi tweeted asking BJP chief Nadda to counsel his MP properly and tell her not to insult the SC/ST community. “Pragya Thakur shouldn’t tell us who’s a Shudra or who is terrorist,” tweeted Manjhi.

Pragya Thakur had recently said that no other class in the caste system has a problem with being addressed by their caste; “Kshatriyas don’t mind being called Kshatriya…..but Shudras feel bad being addressed as Shudra,” she had said.

Her statement had earned the ire of the Congress, as well. BJP leaders have maintained calculated silence on this issue.

Retired IAS officer opens front against Pragya Thakur

Retired IAS officer Ramesh Thete has said that CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan should show courage and lodge an FIR against Bhopal BJP MP Pragya Thakur. “Our PM Modi should come forward and take a stand against her,” said Thete.

Thete said that an FIR should be lodged under the SC/ST Atrocities Act against her. “She’s a lawmaker and, if she adopts such a mindset, where will the voters go? If no one comes forward, I’ll lodge an FIR against her,” he said, adding, “The BJP should expel her from the party.”

The former IAS officer also said that he would start an awareness campaign among the Dalits so that they know their rights and no one can insult or abuse them blatantly.

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