The District election officer and collector in Bhopal issued a notice against Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur alleging her for the violation of the model code of conduct due to the remarks on late Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare.
Addressing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers on Friday, Pragya Singh Thakur stirred a controversy remarking that the Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare police officer who was killed in the 26/11 terror attack died because she had cursed him.
The remarks received severe flack from the opposition to which Pragya Singh Thakur in her late interview apologized saying that she made certain comments owing to her personal pain. The Congress also asked Pragya Singh Thakur to apologize for her remarks.
The district election officer and Bhopal collector Sudam Khade said that “we have taken a suo motu cognizance of the remarks made by Pragya Singh Thakur and sought a report from the assistant returning officer on her speech.” Opposition parties including Congress Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and AIMIM attack BJP over the choice of candidate In the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
BJP on Wednesday fielded Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur as BJP candidate from Bhopal. Pragya Singh Thakur will contest against Madhya Pradesh former Chief Minister Digvijay Singh Pragya Singh Thakur is out on a bail discharge by the court under the stringent Maharashtra control of organized crime act MCOCA. She is still facing trial under other criminal provisions including the unlawful activities prevention act.
BJP has faced critical criticism from the opposition for fielding criminal in the Lok Sabha elections 2019.
Bhopal constituency in Madhya Pradesh will go to polls on May 12 for the 17th Lok Sabha elections. The results will be announced on May 23.