Supreme Court is now Mum : Im proud of demolishing Babri Masjid, says Sadhvi Pragya
- India Vahini News/A S DSilva
Updated : 3-10-2020
Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur Accused has said that she does not regret demolishing the Babri Majid structure in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992. In fact, Sadhvi Pragya said, she is proud of it. Sadhvi Pragya, who is out on bail in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal.
In an interview she said, "Why would we regret the demolition of the Babri Masjid? We are, in fact, proud of it. There were some waste products of the Ram temple and we removed it. This has awakened the self-respect of our country and we will construct a grand Ram temple."
On being asked why a grand Ram temple has not been constructed at the site where Babri Masjid was demolished, Sadhvi Pragya said that this is a not a political issue for the Bharatiya Janata Party.
"The Congress has ruled for 70 years and look what it has done. Even our temples were not secure. By gathering and demolishing the structure of the Babri Masjid, the Hindus have awakened the self-respect of the country. Where will the Ram temple be constructed if not in this country?" Sadhvi Pragya said.
Pragya Singh Thakur, BJP's Bhopal candidate: Yes, I had gone there (Ayodhya), I had said it y'day too, not denying it. I had demolished the structure. I will go there & help in the construction of Ram temple, nobody can stop us from doing that.
On her candidature from Bhopal, she said, "The public is with me. My candidature has motivated them. Everyone is telling me that their confidence has doubled ever since my name was declared for the Lok Sabha election in Bhopal."
The Election Commission has slammed a notice to Sadhvi Pragya over her statement on Babri Masjid. She has been asked to respond to the notice within 24 hours.
Sadhvi Pragya's remarks on the demolition of the Babri Masjid has come a day after she said that 26/11 Mumbai terror attack martyr Hemant Karkare was killed as she had cursed him for "falsely implicating her in the 2008 Malegaon blast case".
She had said, "Hemant Karkare falsely implicated me [in Malegaon blasts] and treated me very badly. I told him your entire dynasty will be erased. He died of his karma."
She later apologised for her statement on Mumbai Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) chief late Hemant Karkare. She said that if her statement is strengthening her rivals then it is better for her to take her statement back.
The Election Commission also sought an explanation from Sadhvi Pragya for her comment on late IPS officer Hemant Karkare and issued her a notice under the model code of conduct.