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Pragya Singh Thakur files nomination from Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency

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blast accused and BJP candidate Sadhvi on Monday filed her nomination papers from Lok Sabha constituency.Thakur, who is contesting against Digvijay Singh, was accompanied by three supporters and her Thakur is among the seven accused facing trial in the blast case, wherein six people were killed and a dozen others were injured when a bomb placed on a motorcycle exploded in Maharashtra's on September 29, 2008.

Earlier in the day, supremo Mayawati hit out at the of India (ECI) for not cancelling Thakur's nomination over her remarks on Mayawati's response comes after Thakur on Sunday said that she is "proud" to accept that she was involved in the demolition of the in Ayodhya. " I have said it yesterday and I am not denying it that I had gone there. I have demolished Babri structure. He is my Ram ji and no one can stop me from making a grand Ram temple. The nation is Ram, Ram is a nation," she said."BJP candidate from and Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pradnya claims that she is fighting a 'crusade' (dharmayudh). This is the real face of BJP and RSS which is constantly being exposed. But why is the only issuing notices and not cancelling Thakur's candidature?" Mayawati wrote on her handle. Mayawati further tweeted and accused of the downfall of the EC. "Regardless media's criticism, if the is not acting fairly then it is a matter of great concern for the country's democracy and PM Modi is responsible for this downfall."District Election Officer on Sunday had issued a notice to Thakur and sought explanation within a day for her remark on the demolition of in Ayodhya.The Babri Masjid, built by Mughal in 1578 in Ayodhya, was on December 6, 1992, pulled down allegedly by a group of Hindu activists, claiming that the mosque was constructed after demolishing a Ram temple that stood there. Polls in Bhopal will be held on May 12, and counting of votes will take place on May 23.

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First Published: Mon, April 22 2019. 14:50 IST