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The 49-year-old newly elected Member of Parliament from Bhopal, Pragya Singh Thakur.(India Today Group/Getty Images)

‘Biggest challenge is to develop trust’: Pragya Thakur

Bhopal | By Shruti Tomar
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 10:25 AM IST
“The biggest challenge is to develop trust among people, as they voted for my party and not for me. With my work, I have to create a special space in their hearts, and to make the Opposition realise that there is no term like Hindu terrorist or terrorism,” said Thakur.
Pragya Singh Thakur(HT Photo)
Pragya Singh Thakur(HT Photo)

Court rejects Pragya Thakur’s plea for exemption from appearance

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Charul Shah
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 12:16 AM IST
Pragya’s lawyer had sought exemption from her appearance on various grounds including her health condition, her duties as a sitting MP and the distance between Mumbai and Bhopal
Pragya Thakur have been charged under various sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and the relevant sections of Indian Penal Code.(PTI File Photo)
Pragya Thakur have been charged under various sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and the relevant sections of Indian Penal Code.(PTI File Photo)

NIA court rejects BJP MP Pragya Thakur’s request for permanent exemption from court appearance

Mumbai | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 05:12 PM IST
Thakur sought exemption on the ground she is a Member of Parliament and has to attend the parliament on a day-to-day basis.
Thakur, the Malegaon blast accused, took oath in Sanskrit and ended it with ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ slogan(ANI)
Thakur, the Malegaon blast accused, took oath in Sanskrit and ended it with ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ slogan(ANI)

At Pragya Thakur’s oath in Parliament, a row over her name

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 11:28 PM IST
The mention of Swami Purna Chetnanand Avdheshanand Giri as suffix to her name, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, evoked sharp reaction from the Opposition members.
The Bombay high court on Wednesday fixed the final hearing for the discharge applications of Pragya Singh Thakur and two other accused in 2008 Malegaon blasts case as July 29.(PTI File Photo)
The Bombay high court on Wednesday fixed the final hearing for the discharge applications of Pragya Singh Thakur and two other accused in 2008 Malegaon blasts case as July 29.(PTI File Photo)

Bombay high court to hear Pragya Thakur’s discharge plea on July 29

New Delhi | By Agencies
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2019 11:28 PM IST
Besides Pragya Singh Thakur, the Bhopal MP, the other accused in 2008 Malegaon blasts case who have filed discharge applications are Lt Col Prasad Purohit and Sameer Kulkarni.
A special court here on Monday granted a day’s exemption from appearance on health grounds to BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur, accused of conspiring the September 2008 Malegaon bomb blast.(AFP)
A special court here on Monday granted a day’s exemption from appearance on health grounds to BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur, accused of conspiring the September 2008 Malegaon bomb blast.(AFP)

Malegaon case: Pragya Thakur exempted from court for a day

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2019 10:05 PM IST
Thakur Monday filed an application through her advocate seeking exemption from appearance for one day citing ill health, which was accepted by special NIA Judge VS Padalkar.
This was Pragya Singh Thakur’s first appearance in the court, as an accused in the case, who won the Bhopal LS seat in the just-concluded general elections.(PTI/ File photo)
This was Pragya Singh Thakur’s first appearance in the court, as an accused in the case, who won the Bhopal LS seat in the just-concluded general elections.(PTI/ File photo)

Pragya Thakur finally appears in NIA court

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2019 12:23 AM IST
Six people were killed and over 100 injured when an explosive device strapped to a motorcycle went off near a mosque in Malegaon in north Maharashtra on September 29, 2008.
Sadhvi Pragya Thakur (C) arrives to appear in the special court in Mumbai on June 7, 2019.(AFP)
Sadhvi Pragya Thakur (C) arrives to appear in the special court in Mumbai on June 7, 2019.(AFP)

Pragya Thakur refuses to sit in NIA court, complains about dust

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 09:31 AM IST
Thakur, a prime accused in the case who appeared for the first time before the court after her Lok Sabha victory from Bhopal, expressed disapproval about the chair that was offered, and the state of cleanliness of the courtroom.
Thakur, an accused in the case, was asked some questions by NIA Judge Vinod Padlakar, who later directed all the three accused -Thakur, Samir Kulkarni and Sudhakar Diwedi--to return to the court at 2:45 p.m. for signatures marking their presence as per procedure.(PTI)
Thakur, an accused in the case, was asked some questions by NIA Judge Vinod Padlakar, who later directed all the three accused -Thakur, Samir Kulkarni and Sudhakar Diwedi--to return to the court at 2:45 p.m. for signatures marking their presence as per procedure.(PTI)

Bhopal MP Pragya Thakur finally appears in NIA court in Malegaon blast case

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2019 03:25 PM IST
Thakur, an accused in the case, was asked some questions by NIA Judge Vinod Padlakar, who later directed all the three accused -Thakur, Samir Kulkarni and Sudhakar Diwedi--to return to the court at 2:45 p.m. for signatures marking their presence as per procedure.
Pragya Thakur’s lawyer told the court that she is suffering from high blood pressure and is unable to travel from Bhopal to Mumbai(PTI FILE)
Pragya Thakur’s lawyer told the court that she is suffering from high blood pressure and is unable to travel from Bhopal to Mumbai(PTI FILE)

Pragya Thakur skips court date again, lawyer says has high BP

Bhopal/Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2019 03:12 PM IST
Thakur was hospitalised for a stomach ailment in Bhopal Wednesday night and discharged early Thursday, her close aide Upma told PTI, adding the BJP MP would return to the hospital after attending an event in Bhopal.
Usha Thakur is the second BJP leader in the recent past who has praised Godse(Facebook/ Usha Thakur)
Usha Thakur is the second BJP leader in the recent past who has praised Godse(Facebook/ Usha Thakur)

‘He was a nationalist’: After Pragya Thakur, another BJP leader praises Godse

By Puneet Vijayvargiya
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 09:35 AM IST
She is the second BJP leader in the recent past who has praised Godse. Earlier, BJP MP from Bhopal, Pragya Thakur had also praised Godse by calling him a ‘deshbhakt’ (patriot).
File image of Pragya Thakur(REUTERS)
File image of Pragya Thakur(REUTERS)

Lok Sabha election result 2019: BJP’s Pragya Thakur leading against Congress’ Digvijaya Singh in Bhopal

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 10:08 AM IST
The 49-year old has been under fire for several of her controversial comments against several people, including former chief of the Mumbai anti-terrorist squad Hemant Karkare.
Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur(PTI file photo)
Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur(PTI file photo)

Madhya Pradesh govt to reopen 12-year-old murder case against Pragya Thakur

Bhopal | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 03:22 PM IST
The Madhya Pradesh government is planning to reopen an old murder case against BJP candidate Pragya Singh Thakur, a day after exit polls predicted a victory for her from Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency.
In reply to a query, Kumar said that he has never compromised over 3Cs-- “crime, corruption and communalism”.(HT Photo)
In reply to a query, Kumar said that he has never compromised over 3Cs-- “crime, corruption and communalism”.(HT Photo)

‘Consider expelling Pragya Thakur’: Nitish Kumar to BJP

Patna | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 12:56 AM IST
In reply to a query whether the BJP should expel her from the party, Nitish Kumar said that “it must be considered.”
Nobel Laureate and human rights activist Kailash Satyarthi hs criticised BJP’s Pragya Singh Thakur for describing Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse as a patriot.(AFP)
Nobel Laureate and human rights activist Kailash Satyarthi hs criticised BJP’s Pragya Singh Thakur for describing Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse as a patriot.(AFP)

‘Pragya Thakur killed Mahatma Gandhi’s soul’, says Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 12:59 PM IST
Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi took to Twitter to warn the country that comments by people like Pragya Thakur were “killing the soul of India.”
While holding a roadshow in MP’s Agar on Thursday, Thakur had said: “Nathuram Godse was a patriot, is a patriot, and will remain a patriot those who call him a terrorist should look within they will get a reply in this election.”(PTI)
While holding a roadshow in MP’s Agar on Thursday, Thakur had said: “Nathuram Godse was a patriot, is a patriot, and will remain a patriot those who call him a terrorist should look within they will get a reply in this election.”(PTI)

BJP on defensive, says will take action against Pragya Thakur

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2019 02:44 AM IST
Under fire from the opposition over Thakur’s remarks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday he will never be able to forgive Thakur for insulting Mahatma Gandhi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(PTI)

Will never forgive Pragya Thakur for her remarks on ‘Bapu’, says PM Modi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 03:50 AM IST
Pragya Thakur(ANI Photo)
Pragya Thakur(ANI Photo)

BJP’s Pragya Thakur, other accused in 2008 Malegaon blast ordered by Mumbai court to appear once every week

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 01:14 PM IST
BJP’s Pragya Thakur, other accused in 2008 Malegaon blast have ordered by Mumbai court to appear once every week, reported news agency ANI.
Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, BJP candidate from Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency.(ANI photo)
Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, BJP candidate from Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency.(ANI photo)

Outrage as BJP’s Pragya calls Mahatma killer Godse a patriot

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Punya Priya Mitra
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2019 11:42 PM IST
BJP’s Bhopal candidate Pragya Thakur landed herself in a controversy once again by referring to Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse as a deshbhakt (patriot), provoking outrage from opposition parties.
Pragya Thakur, who provoked national outrage by calling Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse a patriot, has apologised for her comments, the BJP’s Madhya Pradesh unit said after a barrage of criticism from political parties across the board.(PTI)
Pragya Thakur, who provoked national outrage by calling Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse a patriot, has apologised for her comments, the BJP’s Madhya Pradesh unit said after a barrage of criticism from political parties across the board.(PTI)

After backlash on ‘Godse a patriot’ remark, Pragya Thakur apologises to BJP

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Punya Priya Mitra
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2020 08:32 PM IST
Pragya Thakur, who provoked national outrage by calling Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse a patriot, has apologised for her comments.
BJP’s Bhopal candidate created controversy on Thursday by saying that Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse “was a patriot.”
BJP’s Bhopal candidate created controversy on Thursday by saying that Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse “was a patriot.”

‘Nathuram Godse was a patriot,’ says BJP’s Pragya Thakur; sparks outrage

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2020 08:31 PM IST
The BJP rushed to distance the party from Pragya Thakur’s outrageous comment and told her to apologise.
Bhopal will vote in the sixth round of the seven-phased Lok Sabha election on May 12. The votes will be counted on May 23.(HT Photo)
Bhopal will vote in the sixth round of the seven-phased Lok Sabha election on May 12. The votes will be counted on May 23.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: After BJP’s chimney processions, Pragya Thakur releases vision document for Bhopal

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Ranjan
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2019 05:08 PM IST
Pragya Thakur’s vision document comes just three days before the polls and 17 days after her rival Digvijaya Singh released a similar paper on Bhopal.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Bhopal, Pragya Thakur, who faces terror charges, represents women who have been at the receiving end of mindless atrocities and injustices and also the “decades-old struggle against vote bank politics”, according to Vinay Sahasrabuddhe.(PTI)
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Bhopal, Pragya Thakur, who faces terror charges, represents women who have been at the receiving end of mindless atrocities and injustices and also the “decades-old struggle against vote bank politics”, according to Vinay Sahasrabuddhe.(PTI)

‘Pragya Thakur represents struggle against vote bank politics’: Vinay Sahasrabuddhe

UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2019 07:31 AM IST
“The younger generation is increasingly less inclined towards identity politics, one reason why, according to him, the BJP will win the Lok Sabha elections,” he said.
The torture that she allegedly endured in prison and her resolve to punish those who coined the term “saffron terror” is the fulcrum of Pragya Singh Thakur’s election campaign.(PTI Photo)
The torture that she allegedly endured in prison and her resolve to punish those who coined the term “saffron terror” is the fulcrum of Pragya Singh Thakur’s election campaign.(PTI Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Backed by RSS, Pragya Thakur emerges as new Hindutva mascot

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 08:00 AM IST
Pragya Thakur’s candidacy is seen by analysts as signalling the return of Hindutva as one of the poll planks of the BJP, which has been juggling between economic development and nationalism as its central themes in the ongoing Lok Sabha election campaign
Pragya Singh Thakur, the BJP’s Bhopal candidate, has been banned from campaigning for 72 hours by the Election Commission.(File Photo)
Pragya Singh Thakur, the BJP’s Bhopal candidate, has been banned from campaigning for 72 hours by the Election Commission.(File Photo)

After political row, EC bans Pragya for 72 hours

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2019 12:49 AM IST
The EC added that while Thakur apologised for her comment on Karkare, it found them “unwarranted”. An FIR has also been filed against her under section 188 (disobedience to a public servant’s order) of the Indian Penal Code.
Fielding Malegaon blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur in the Lok Sabha elections is a “tactical mistake” of the BJP, NCP general secretary Jitendra Awhad said.(HT File Photo)
Fielding Malegaon blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur in the Lok Sabha elections is a “tactical mistake” of the BJP, NCP general secretary Jitendra Awhad said.(HT File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘Fielding Pragya Thakur tactical mistake, will cost BJP’, says NCP

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2019 05:33 PM IST
Malegaon blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur was fielded from Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency against Congress’ Digvijay Singh to cover up failures of the Narendra Modi government, NCP general secretary Jitendra Awhad said Saturday.
Pragya Thakur was named the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s candidate for Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal Lok Sabha seat last week.(PTI file photo)
Pragya Thakur was named the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s candidate for Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal Lok Sabha seat last week.(PTI file photo)

‘Chose to contest Lok Sabha elections as Digvijaya was picked’: Pragya Singh Thakur

UPDATED ON APR 27, 2019 07:18 AM IST
Pragya Thakur, who is out on bail in a terror case, has also been targeting Singh for allegedly coining the term “saffron terror”. Singh had later clarified that terrorism had no colour, and saffron symbolised valour, and had religious connotations.
In an interview, Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath spoke on a range of topics, including election issues and the income tax raids on his close aides earlier this month.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
In an interview, Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath spoke on a range of topics, including election issues and the income tax raids on his close aides earlier this month.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘Income tax raids meant to create atmosphere of fear,’ says Kamal Nath

Hindustan Times | By Ranjan
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2019 07:31 AM IST
“BJP is so bankrupt that it couldn’t find a candidate for Bhopal [from its own leaders]. They are trying to cause a division in society. After all, what kind of political or administrative experience does Pragya Thakur have?” said Kamal Nath
Pragya Thakur is contesting against Congress candidate and former chief minister Digvijaya Singh. Bhopal goes to polls in the sixth round of the seven-phased Lok Sabha election on May 12.(PTI)
Pragya Thakur is contesting against Congress candidate and former chief minister Digvijaya Singh. Bhopal goes to polls in the sixth round of the seven-phased Lok Sabha election on May 12.(PTI)

BJP leader’s campaign condition for Pragya Thakur seat is an apology

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Punya Priya Mitra
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2019 04:45 PM IST
Pragya Thakur had created a political furore with her remarks on Karkare, who died fighting terrorists during the attacks on Mumbai in 2008, saying that she had cursed him just a month before his death.
“She is contesting the election to condemn people who say there is Hindu terrorism,” Thakur’s lawyer J P Mishra said.(PTI File)
“She is contesting the election to condemn people who say there is Hindu terrorism,” Thakur’s lawyer J P Mishra said.(PTI File)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Court rejects plea seeking to bar Pragya Thakur from contesting poll

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 11:36 PM IST
Nisar Sayyad, who lost his son in the blast, moved the court last week, urging it to bar Thakur from contesting the election after the BJP fielded her from Bhopal, where she is locked in a battle with Congress veteran Digvijay Singh.
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