Brazen: Pragya Thakur Violates EC Ban, Gets Another Notice From EC
The far-Right Hindutva leader was banned after she made hateful remarks on the Babri Masjid.
The district election officer in Bhopal on May 5 served a notice to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate and Malegaon blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur over a complaint that she had continued campaigning during a three-day ban imposed by the Election Commission (EC) for her communally divisive remarks on the Babri Masjid demolition.
Anurag Dwary reporting for NDTV wrote that Pragya Thakur has been asked to explain why she defied the EC’s 72-hour ban that began on Thursday morning.
“I’m a Sanyasi. My life’s base is spiritualism, Indian cultural symbols and values. If somebody stops me from practising this, I will leave it to their wisdom,” said Thakur, reported ANI.
The three-day ban was imposed by the EC after Thakur said about the Babri demolition that, “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 a Ram temple is constructed at that site.”
Earlier BJP leader Fatima Rasool Siddiqui, who was the party’s candidate from Bhopal for the 2018 Assembly election, refused to campaign for Thakur.
Pragya Singh Thakur is contesting against Congress’s Digvijay Singh. Bhopal will vote on May 12.