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BJP fields Sadhvi Pragya against Digvijaya Singh

IANS  |  Bhopal 

The on Wednesday fielded Singh Thakur, an accused in the 2008 blasts, against senior from the Lok Sabha constituency, which goes to the polls in the sixth phase on May 12.

The announcement was made hours after joined the BJP and said that she would "fight against those who are conspiring against the nation."

"I will bring honour to saffron," she said soon after her name was announced as a candidate from Lok Sabha seat by former

said the people who insult religion are weak by nature. She said she would bring back glory to Hindutva and act against those who have misused the law for implementing women, sanyasi and Hindu leaders.

Former CM while addressing here said Sadhvi Pragya will work for the welfare of the nation, providing a better life to the people, and make national security of the country stronger.

"I welcome Sadhvi Pragya ji in Hope you enjoy the civilized atmosphere of this delightful city. I pray to Mother Narmada (goddess-river) for her blessings for Sadhvi ji so that we can all follow the path of truth and non-violence," tweeted.

Chouhan told reporters that the party has made a strategy to ensure Sadhvi Pragya's victory from Bhopal.

After joining the party, Sadhvi Pragya said: "I have formally joined the BJP; I will contest the elections and will win. We will fight against those who are conspiring against the nation. We will work together against those people to save our nation."

She has also met Chouhan and other senior BJP leaders at the party office on Wednesday.

Bhopal's sitting welcomed the decision, saying the party members would support Sadhvi and work hard to ensure victory for her in the polls.

Sadhvi Pragya is expected to polarise votes besides splitting the Rajput votes in the Bhopal constituency which has nearly 18 lakh voters, including around 4.5 lakh Muslims.

The BJP has been holding this seat since 1989. The had last won the seat in 1984 when K.N. Pradhan defeated Laxminarayan Sharma of the BJP by over 1 lakh votes.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 21:22 IST
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