March 23, 2023

Pragya Thakur is an accused within the 2008 Malegaon blasts and out on bail. (File photograph)

New Delhi:

BJP MP Pragya Thakur’s session with MPs on Monday to mark the International Yoga Day has provoked fierce protests from the opposition Congress, with a pacesetter questioning whether or not Prime Minister Narendra Modi “has changed his mind” on the controversial parliamentarian.

Four on-line periods for MPs have been organised by the Lok Sabha and Pragya Thakur is to handle one among them. The schedule was despatched to all MPs yesterday.

Congress MP Manickam Tagore raised his objections in a tweet.

“Had Modi sahib changed his heart on Pragya Thakur? On PM’s pet Project on the Yoga Day now she will be the chief guest for all MPs shows the mann se maaf (forgiven from the heart),” Mr Tagore stated, referencing a phrase that PM Modi had utilized in 2019 whereas denouncing Pragya Thakur’s feedback glorifying Mahatma Gandhi’s murderer Nathuram Godse as a “patriot” throughout her marketing campaign within the nationwide election.

PM Modi had been requested by a reporter on a BJP candidate praising Gandhi’s killer. “The comments on Gandhi and Godse are terrible, despicable, condemnable, this sort of mentality is not for civilised society. Those who do this should think 100 times in future. She has apologized, that’s fine. Lekin main apne man se maaf nahin kar paoonga. (But I cannot forgive her from my heart),” the Prime Minister had stated.

Pragya Thakur went on to win the election, defeating Congress veteran Digvijaya Singh in Bhopal. She has additionally made a number of provocative statements since then, and has not often been instructed off by the BJP.

After her Godse feedback, Pragya Thakur was additionally faraway from a parliamentary panel on defence and stored out of BJP parliamentary conferences.

Pragya Thakur is an accused within the 2008 Malegaon blasts and out on bail. Six individuals had been killed and over 100 others injured when an explosive system strapped on a motorbike went off close to a mosque in Malegaon, a city about 200 km from Mumbai in north Maharashtra.

She has skipped hearings earlier than a particular court docket within the case citing well being issues.

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