New Delhi | A complaint has been filed with the Election Commission of India against the candidature of Sadhvi Pragya Thakur from Bhopal citing.
Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, accused in the Malegaon blast case, announced her candidacy from Bhopal yesterday.
Her announcement has been in controversy ever since, with leaders coming out to oppose it.
Tehseen Poonawalla, brother of Maharashtra Congress secretary Shehzad Poonawalla, moved the EC against Sadhvi Pragya’s nomination.
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.”
Poonawalla also tweeted,” If Hardik Patel can be barred even Sadhvi Pragya must be prevented from contesting. This is the duty of the Election Commission. We cannot have 2 rules. Moreover by stating this is a dharam yudh, Sadhvi Pragya has violated the MCC. She was granted bail coz she was unwell!”
She will be contesting from Bhopal, against Congress leader Digvijay Singh.
Sadhvi is facing trial in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, which killed 6 civilians and injured over 100, Malegaon in north Maharashtra, on September 29, 2008.