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Sadhvi's arrest a poll gimmick: Swaraj

india Updated: Nov 15, 2008 14:27 IST

BJP has termed the arrest of Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused in the September 29 Malegaon blasts as a "poll gimmick" ahead of the assembly elections in six states which are going to polls this winter.

"The arrest of Sadhvi Pragya in connection with the Malegaon blast case is nothing but a poll gimmick which started before the polls...It will end once the election process gets completed," senior BJP leader and MP Sushma Swaraj told reporters here on Friday after electioneering in the Malwa region.

Taking on the investigating agencies probing into the blasts, Swaraj said, "By indulging in this exercise do they want to prove that Sadhvi Pragya is more dangerous than the terrorists belonging to Lashkar-e-Tayebba."

"People have lot of respect for 'Bhagva'(Safforn) and 'Vardi' (armed forces) in the country and the security agencies must make themselves doubly sure before touching them on such a sensitive issue otherwise it may lead to unrest," she warned.

Flaying the Centre on terror strikes she alleged, "on one hand narco tests are being conducted on Sadhvi in connection with the blasts at Malegaon and on the other hand they fail to execute the death warrant issued against Afzal Guru, convicted in the Parliament attack case."