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Digvijay Singh turns ultra saffron to defeat Sadhvi Pragya Thakur

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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.

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Omar Abdullah wants Pragya Thakur’s bail cancelled

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Sadhvi Pragya Thakur and Omar Abdullah

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Thursday lashed out at the BJP for fielding Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur from Bhopal parliamentary constituency in the ongoing General Elections. He also said the court that had granted her bail in the Malegaon blast case on poor health should cancel it.

When asked for his response to Sadhvi Pragya Thakur’s entry into the poll fray, Omar Abdullah said the BJP tried to fight elections using Balakot and Pulwama, and then development. Since, these things didn’t work, they are using the religion.

“So, they gave the mandate from Bhopal to a person who is not just an accused in a terror case, but  out on bail claiming poor health. If her health is not good to be in jail, how can she be fit to contest the poll? I hope the court which gave her the bail cancels it, for, if she is fit enough to contest she is fit to be in jail,” Omar Abdullah remarked.

BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday had declared Sadhvi Pragya Thakur’s candidature from Bhopal, while addressing a campaign rally. Now, she is set to take on senior Congress leader and three-times Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijay Singh, in one of the most prestigious battles in the Lok Sabah elections 2019.

Sadhvi Pragya Thakur had become a face of the so called “Hindu terror” after she was made an accused in the 2008 Malegoan blast case. The bomb-fitted motorbike used in the explosion that killed 6 people and injured over 100 was registered in her name. And an audio tape in which she was allegedly speaking about the blast was also cited as evidence to prove her involvement.

On April 17, after joining the BJP in Bhopal, Sadhvi Pragya Thakur told the media that she was falsely implicated in blast case to raise a “Hindu terror” bogey by the then UPA government and her fight would be a Dharmayudh. She also said she wanted to restore the honour of Hindus through this battle. She was initiated into Sanyas by seer Swami Avadheshanand Giri, during Kumbh festival in Allahabad in 2007, hence the prefix Sadhvi.

Incidentally, Digvijay Singh, a known RSS-basher, was a prominent voice to speak against “the dangers of Hindu terror” during the UPA rule.

Polling in Madhya Pradesh will be held in four phases starting April 29, while the capital city Bhopal goes to vote on May 12.