A day after the BJP fielded Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya from the Bhopal constituency of Madhya Pradesh against Congress veteran Digvijaya Singh, former Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said that 'the party is proving its Hindutva ideology by inducting her'. Moeover, Prakash Ambedkar explicitly titled RSS as a 'terror organisation' when questioned about Sadhvi Pragya's candidature on BJP's ticket in Bhopal.
Now, Sadvi Pragya has mounted a counter-attack in response to the "Hindu terror" slogan. While taking to Republic TV, the BJP candidate recited a shloka and said:
"Katal-e- aam Hindu kabhi nahi karta kyuki humare sanskriti mai kahi bhi iss prakar ke baat hai hi nahi. Om Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah Sarve Santu Nir-Aamayaah Sarve Bhadraanni Pashyantu Maa Kashcid-Duhkha-Bhaag-Bhavet | Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||"
(I haven't commied any murder, a Hindu can neer take such step as its not in our culture. Om, May all become happy. May all be free from illness. May all see what is auspicious, may no one suffer. Om peace, peace, peace.)
When asked about charges levelled against her by oppositions, she said:
"Mujhe NIA ne clean chit de hai. Inhone mujhe Aatankvadi ghoshit kiya hai. Kentu mujhe nyay mila hai aur mai jamanat pe hoon. Jamant pe mai kisi ke daya pe nahi hoon aue na maine kisi ke daya mange hai. Mai desh bhakt hoon, Rashtra bhakt hoon aur Rashtra ko samarpit hoon. Sanyasi hoon, issiliye inke jitne bhi aakarman mere upar hue hai, inhne jitne ashen pidaeye de hai, gair kanooni kam kiye hai vo sab kuch maine sahe hain. Aur desh bhakt isso ek shringaar manta hai, mai mante hon ke yeh mere par kitne bhi pratarnaye karle, mai mar sakte hoon lekin desh pe kabhi aanch nahi aane dnge. Issilie hum jaise log."
(I have been given a clean chit by NIA. They have declared me "terrorist". However, I have been served justice and I am on bail. I have not got the bail with anyone's help, I did not ask for pity. I am a Nationalist. I have tolerated all the allegations that they have levelled against me. I consider this as my fortune. I will die but won't let anyone harm my country.)
Earlier in an unrestrained attack on RSS, the grandson of B.R Ambedkar accused the political wing of the organisation, BJP of inducing 'terrorism in politics' over their candidature.
He said, "The character of BJP is out, RSS is a terror organisation. Now they want to bring terrorism in politics, I hope the people of Bhopal give a befitting reply."
Sadhvi Pragya, who is facing trial in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case under UAPA and is currently out on bail, became the new inductee on BJP's ticket in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal seat in a political fray against Congress veteran Digvijay Singh.
The Congress party over Pragya's case had infamously coined the 'Hindu terror' bogey and further blamed the BJP of pushing their 'Hindutva agenda'.