Counter-attacking the 'Hindu terror bogey', the BJP's new inductee Sadhvi Pragya in a conversation with Republic TV accused 'them' of 'oppressing her'
The Hindu sanyasi (hermit) who will be contending the Bhopal constituency against Congress' Digvijay Singh batting for her 'terrorist' tag stated that 'NIA has given her a cleanchit'
Moreover, accused the Opposition of 'attempting to kill her'
She said, "They are very bothered as this is the evident proof of their deeds. I should go to the jail, they have put me in jail by illegal and legal means. They oppressed me. They are annoyed because they tried to kill me but I survived."
"NIA has given me a cleanchit. They called me a terrorist, but somewhere I've got the justice and I'm out on bail now. I'm not out on bail by gaining sympathy, nor have I asked for anyone's sympathy. I am a nationalist. These anti-nationals can do whatever they want, but I won't deter, I can die for the nation but won't let it stain," she added.
Sadhvi Pragya, who is facing trial in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case under UAPA and is currently out on bail, found herself amid deploration by political opponents upon her induction into the party.
Prakash Ambedkar went ahead of call RSS a 'terror outfit' and that BJP was inflicting 'terrorism in politics'
The Congress party over Pragya's case had infamously coined the 'Hindu terror' bogey and further blamed the BJP of pushing their 'Hindutva agenda'
PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti raised a storm, slammed the party for fielding Pragya and said that he party will extend to anyone who "butchers Muslims" to win the elections. Meanwhile, Omar Abdullah, the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir stated that if she is fit enough to contest elections, she is fit enough to go back to jail.
The response from Pragya came on the day when the country stepped into the second phase of Parliamentary elections. Between the phase one and two, the election campaigns were engulfed with controversies ranging from politics of polarisation to coalition tears, price tags on votes and even dopplegangers.