Lok Sabha elections 2019: PM Modi justifies fielding Pragya, says Rahul, Sonia out on bail too
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that fielding of Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused in the Malegaon blast case, as the BJP candidate from Bhopal was a symbolic answer to all those who labelled the rich Hindu civilization as “terrorist” and asserted that “this symbol will prove costly for the Congress”.
He said the Congress works with a certain “modus operandi” to create false narratives on incidents such as Samjhauta Express blast and death of judge BH Loya.
While defending the fielding of Thakur, who is on bail in the blast case, Modi asked why no such questions are being asked when Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi are contesting from Amethi and Rae Bareli constituencies, respectively, despite being on “bail”.
“One woman, that too a sadhvi, was humiliated in such a manner,” he said in an interview to Times Now, while answering a question on fielding of Thakur in the Lok Sabha elections.
“Samjhauta Express verdict came. What came out? Without any evidence, a rich civilization as old as 5,000 years, which gave the message of ‘the whole world is one’… You called such a civilization terrorist? To give a reply to all such people, this (fielding of Thakur) is a symbol and this symbol will cost Congress dearly,” the PM added.
Thakur joined the BJP on Wednesday and soon after was fielded as its candidate from Bhopal against Congress leader Digvijay Singh.
“In Amethi, they (Congress) have a candidate (Rahul Gandhi) who is on bail, in Rae Bareli, they have a candidate (Sonia Gandhi) who is on bail, but there is no debate on that. But if the
candidate from Bhopal is on bail, there is so much of outcry,” he said and asked, “how can this