BJP leader Sadhvi Pragya has sparked a controversy as soon as she joined the saffron party. She will contest Lok Sabha elections from Bhopal on BJP ticket. Soon after the announcement, it turned in to political debate as she has been named in Malegaon blast case. Tehseen Poonawalla wrote a complaint letter to the EC against the candidature of Sadhvi Pragya asking the EC to ‘debar Sadhvi Pragya from contesting Lok Sabha elections’.
In the letter Poonawalla wrote, “It is of utmost importance to note that Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Sqaud (ATS) has pronounced Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur as the ‘principal conspirators’ of the Malegaon blast dated September 29, 2008, which left six dead and 101 injured.”
Poonawalla further wrote in the letter, “Thakur is currently facing charges under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and also stands accused of murder, attempt to murder, criminal conspiracy, and of promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion. That the court had observed that Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur had planned the conspiracy with the aim to spread terror and cause communal crack in the society. The BJP is fielding a terror accused as a candidate in Bhopal.”
According to an ANI report, earlier in the day, father of a victim in Malegaon blast also filed application against Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur after she was declared the BJP candidate from Bhopal.
Application questioned her candidature before National Investigation Agency (NIA) court citing Sadhvi Pragya’s health which was one of the reasons in her bail application.
Tehseen Poonawalla took to Twitter and wrote, “If Hardik Patel can be barred then even Sadhvi Pragya must be prevented from contesting. This is the duty of the Election Commission. We cannot have two rules. Moreover, by stating this is a ‘dharam yudh’, Sadhvi Pragya has violated the model code of conduct. She was granted bail coz she was unwell!”