Indore | Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia criticised BJP MP Pragya Thakur’s recent remark and advised the saffron party that they should introspect before bringing such a person into politics.
Scindia said he was disappointed that a person sitting on a responsible position made such comments.
“The BJP should introspect for giving chance to such a person (to contest polls), because upholding the standards of Indian politics has become a crucial and daunting task,” he told reporters in Indore on Monday night.
“Politics should have a certain level of standard. If a person from the political field or outside tries to downgrade it, then it should be strongly condemned,” he added.
On Madhya Pradesh minister Imarti Devi’s suggestion that Mr Scindia should be given the responsibility of his home state (MP), the Congress leader said, “The party high command in Delhi will take a decision in this matter (appointment of new chairman of Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee).”
Pragya Thakur blames “black magic” for the death of Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj
BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur on Monday had accused the Opposition of performing “black magic” on BJP leaders, which resulted in their deaths. Pragya Thakur was referring to the recent deaths of the party, Former Union Minister Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj.
She was addressing a condolence meet at the state BJP office in Bhopal to pay tributes to Arun Jaitley and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Babulal Gaur, who died last week.
Pragya Thakur, who defeated Congress leader Digvijaya Singh from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat, earlier also made many such controversial remarks and had to apologise for some of them.