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Watch: BJP workers thrash NCP man for showing black flag to Sadhvi Pragya during roadshow

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 23 April 2019, 17:02 IST
BJP workers thrash NCP man

In a violent incident in Madhya Pradesh’s capital Bhopal, the BJP cadre thrashed a worker of the Nationalist Congress Party who showed black flags to BJP candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, while she was doing a roadshow ahead of nomination filing.

The incident toook place at the Sub-Divisional Magistrate’s office in Bhopal and the video shows that all the BJP workers were shouting and some of them hitting the NCP cadre, after which the police took the NCP worker away from the SDM’s office.

News agency ANI tweeted with the video on the incident, “Madhya Pradesh: BJP workers thrashed an NCP worker at SDM office in Bhopal after he allegedly showed black flags to Pragya Singh Thakur, BJP LS candidate from Bhopal, during her roadshow.”

Sadhvi Pragya, who has been accused of the 2008 Malegaon blast, joined the BJP recently and later on, was declared as the BJP candidate from Bhopal. It irked a controversy as the Opposition alleged that the ruling dispensation is giving a free hand to the terror accused and she has been accused of polarising the electoral ambiance.

While Sadhvi Pragya undermined the achievements of late martyr of 26/11 attacks and ATS cheif Hemant Karkare, she had said that he died due to her ‘curse.’ The Election Commission had immediately issued a statement asking for clarification and the BJP had sided away over it.

In her remark to the poll watchdog, Sadhvi Pragya had said, “I didn't make any defamatory comments for any martyr. I had mentioned about the torture inflicted on me on orders of the then Congress government. It's my right to put before public what had happened to me.”

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First published: 23 April 2019, 17:02 IST