Madhya Pradesh Lok Sabha Elections

WATCH | 'They Insulted Hindutva - Restoring Respect To It Will Be My Agenda,' Says BJP's Candidate From Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya Over Congress' 'Saffron Terror' Bogey, Ahead Of Contest Against Digvijaya Singh

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Published:


  • BJP candidate from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya who is an accused in the 2008 Malegaon case out on bail spoke to the media on Wednesday
  • Accusing Congress and Digvijaya Singh of tarnishing Hindutva, she said bringing back respect to Hindutva would be her agenda

After BJP announced Sadhvi Pragya as its candidate from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, she spoke to the media on Wednesday.

Pragya is an accused in the 2008 Malegaon case and currently out on bail.

Sadhvi Pragya, speaking to the media said that she has chalked out her agenda for the polls. Accusing Congress and Digvijaya Singh of insulting Hindutva, she said bringing back respect to Hindutva would be her agenda.

"Restoring respect to Hindutva will be my agenda. I will also expose the misuse of law by the then Congress government and the insult of women within the party," she said.

"Today the BJP has given me the responsibility of being a contender for the Lok Sabha polls. You know I don't have a lot of experience in politics, but I have a strength and that strength is the 15 years Shivraji had been chief minister. We will work together, win together and keep the country safe. 

"I have been given a clean chit. All the conspiracies against me have failed. I have a clean chit. The conspiracy against me has been exposed. We will fight to restore dignity. We will work together, win together and keep the country safe and development," she said.

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She also spoke on her opponent from Congress saying, "He who walks on adharm cannot be a Majboot candidate."

In a major move to bolster their position in Madhya Pradesh, the BJP earlier on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of Sadhvi Pragya against Congress' Digvijaya Singh for the Bhopal Lok Sabha seats, just hours after she joined the party.  

Congress had earlier announced that its veteran Digvijaya Singh, who has been CM of Madhya Pradesh, would be contesting from Bhopal, following which BJP has made its own announcement. Digvijaya Singh was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2014 from MP. 

The BJP has consistently been winning the seat of Bhopal since 1989. BJP's Alok Sanjar is the sitting MP from the Bhopal Lok Sabha seat.

While speaking to reporters on the matter before the announcement of her contest from Bhopal, she said that she may contest from Bhopal, without denying her candidature against Digvijaya Singh. 

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