The EC mentioned although Pragya had apologised for her assertion towards the slain IPS officer, it discovered the assertion to be “unwarranted”
The Election Fee Wednesday barred BJP candidate from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur from campaigning for 72 hours for her remarks on former ATS chief Hemant Karkare and Babri mosque demolition.
The panel “strongly condemned” her remarks and warned her “to not repeat the misconduct in future”.
The EC mentioned although Pragya had apologised for her assertion towards the slain IPS officer, it discovered the assertion to be “unwarranted”.
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The ban would come into power from 6.00 AM, Might 2 (Thursday).
The Malegaon blast accused had mentioned Karkare was killed within the 26/11 Mumbai terror assault due to her “curse” as he “tortured” her when he probed the case as chief of the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS).
She additionally had mentioned that she was “proud” of her participation within the demolition of the Babri mosque at Ayodhya in 1992.
In her response to the present trigger discover on Karkare, she had mentioned that the concept was to inform individuals how she was tortured allegedly on the behest of the Congress-led UPA authorities. She mentioned she holds the correct to inform individuals what she had gone by.
On Babri mosque, she mentioned she had no intentions of making divide between individuals and her assertion solely displays her inside voice.
The EC discovered her statements to be “provocative” and having the potential to “unfold hatred”.
The Fee felt the statements had been geared toward securing votes on “non secular grounds”.
Bhopal will vote in part 6 of Lok Sabha elections on Might 12. Pragya is pitted towards Congress chief Digvijay Singh.
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