Cong protests against Pragya’s Narmada-related comment

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Bhopal, Oct 16 : Madhya Pradesh’s main opposition Congress on Saturday objected against the Bharatiya Janata Party’s local parliamentarian Pragya Singh Thakur’s remarks at a Vijayadashami function here.

Without naming Rajya Sabha Member and former chief minister Digvijaya Singh, Ms Thakur said in her speech on Friday that nobody becomes purified by undertaking Narmada parikrama.

In the presence of Congress legislator and ex-state minister PC Sharma, she alleged, “During the novel coronavirus pandemic, posters were pasted in the city that I am missing. This was done by people who are insensitive and inhuman.”

For the past couple of days, a video showing Ms Thakur playing kabaddi is going viral in social media.

“I was attending a programme where some persons urged me to play. The person who made the video public must improve otherwise that individual’s old age and next birth will be adverse,” she said.

While Ms Thakur was speaking, Mr Sharma left the stage accusing her of delivering a political speech.

“This is the first time that a political party and its leaders have been criticised in such manner during a Dussehra event. She insulted mother Narmada and her devotees. Demonstrations have begun against her. She is even seen performing garba. If someone raises issues against her, Ms Thakur accuses them of being sinners and curses them. The Congress did not paste posters against her,” he told UNI on Saturday.


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