Tag: Bhopal Lok Sabha seat

Digvijay Singh turns ultra saffron to defeat Sadhvi Pragya Thakur

Digvijay Singh
Digvijay Singh with wife Amrita Singh

Congress leader and a two-time chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Digivijay Singh is known for his controversial statements with seemingly an anti-Hindu stance. He had famously termed the killing of Indian Mujahideen terrorists in Delhi’s Batla House in 2008 under UPA government as “fake encounter”. He had launched a book that described 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks as an RSS conspiracy. He was among the Congress leaders who raised “saffron terror” bogey.

However, Digivijay Singh has apparently embraced “saffron” with both hands to win against a saffron icon and BJP candidate Sadhvi Pragya Thakur this election season. Both are fighting for the Bhopal parliamentary seat that goes to the polls on May 12.

Digivijay Singh has reportedly got 5,000 sadhus on board to campaign for him. On April 8, sadhus led by Computer Baba painted the streets of Bhopal saffron by taking out a rally in his support. Even cops were seen with saffron scarves around their neck during the event.

Also a red chilli havan is being conducted to seek divine intervention for his victory. Last week, Mahamandaleswar Swami Vairagyanand of Panchayati Niranjani Akhara told the media that the yajna would commence on May and continue till May 12, the polling day. The ritual includes burning 5 kg red chillies every day.

Swami Vairagyanand vowed to take live samadhi if Digvijay Singh loses the election.


FIR filed against Pragya Thakur over her claim about Babri demolition


Sadhvi Pragya Thakur

Bhopal: Sadhvi Pragya Thakur’s claim over her involvement in the destruction of Babri Masjid has apparently landed her the soup, as Madhya Pradesh police on April 21 filed an FIR against her.

The BJP candidate for the Bhopal parliamentary constituency, Sadhvi Pragya made a few controversial statements last week. Two of them also attracted notice from the Election Commission.

In one such statement, she said: “We removed a blot from the nation…. I climbed atop the structure and broke it and I feel extremely proud that God gave me this opportunity. We will ensure that a Ram Temple is built at that place”. The structure was pulled down in December 1992.

In her reply to the EC’s notice Sadhvi Pragya asked if the EC should take note of her statement made when she had not yet filed her nomination. She also said she had no intention to hurt the feelings or create rift between people of different castes and communities. However, Bhopal district election officer Sudam Khade found her answer unsatisfactory.

The FIR filed under IPC Section 188 (for poll code vilation) can lead to a jail term of six months, or fine, or both, if found guilty.