Modi defends ticket to Pragya

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

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