Tejasvi Surya, the BJP candidate from Bengaluru South constituency, with strong Hindutva credentials, is campaigning for Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, the BJP candidate from Bhopal
Bengaluru: The BJP top leadership has fielded Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur from Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency. Well, Pragya is known for her vociferous Hindu leanings. While the whole country is discussing about her candidacy, the BJP has fielded another strident Hindutva supporter and candidate for Bengaluru South Tejasvi Surya for campaigning for her in Bhopal.
In fact, he even tweeted that he would be going to Bhopal for campaigning.
Taking a jibe at the Congress for trying to portray Prajya in a bad light, he called upon the people of Bhopal to clear the taint of ‘Hindu terror’. Tejasvi also quoted Swami Vivekananda saying that a Hindu can never be a fanatic.
Pragya found herself in the eye of a storm as she said Hemanth Karkare, the police officer who lost his life in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks due to her curse. This led to a massive controversy as the opposition left no stone unturned to criticise her politicising the death of a police officer.
Later, she retracted her statement, owing to massive pressure.
On the other hand, Digvijaya Singh, the Congress candidate who will be taking on Pragya, is doing his best to woo Hindu voters. On Tuesday, a number of Naga Sadhus were invited to Bhopal, a move which is being seen as a measure to soothe Hindu tempers.
“He is a good speaker. He can speak in Hindi, English and Kannada. He is a young candidate for the BJP. The BJP top leadership feels he is the right person to expose things like Bhopal gas tragedy and the mishandling of the same issue, as also the issue of how the Congress has cornered Hindus by targeting Prajya Singh Thakur,” said Shreenath Sheshadri, a Karnataka BJP spokesperson.
The polls in Madhya Pradesh are being held in four phases. Bhopal will go to polls on May 12.
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Last Updated May 8, 2019, 12:14 PM IST