New Delhi, April 19
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has defended the decision to field Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur from the Bhopal Lok Sabha seat, saying she is a “symbol” for those who described Hindus as terrorists. “She will give a tough fight to the Congress there,” he said.
Thakur is pitted against senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh from the seat in Madhya Pradesh.
“The decision (to field her) is a befitting reply to individuals who linked a whole religion and culture to terror,” he said in an interview to a TV channel. — PTI