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Pragya's candidature was 'satyagrah' against 'saffron terror': Shah

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Friday defended the candidature of party's Lok Sabha nominee from as 'satyagrah' against the fake case of saffron terror, saying after her reply to the show-cause notice, the party would take appropriate action.

"Pragya Thakur's candidature is a 'satyagrah' against a fake case of bhagwa (saffron) terror. The then government compromised with national security for Her candidature was 'satyagrah' against it," Shah told a press conference with by his side.

Shah accused the of defaming Hindu-culture and sought an apolgy from over the issue.

"A fake case of bhagwa terror was made in which all the accused have been acquitted. Even court has said that the bhagwa terror was imagination. Some people were earlier arrested in 'Samjhauta Express' case who were related to LeT. American agencies also supported it," he said.

"Who compromised with the national security? Who was responsible for it? This incident defamed Hindu culture. The Congress should apologize for it," he asked.

He said the party has served a show-cause notice to Pragya Thakur and has asked her to reply within 10 days.

"We initiated prompt action. After she files a reply, party's disciplinary committee will take its call. According to that, we will take appropriate action," he said.

Earlier, said he will never forgive and others for glorifying Mahatma Gandhi's assassin as "deshbhakt" (patriot).

The developments came a day after the comment by Thakur, an accused in the Malegaon blast case, provided fodder to the Congress to target the

"was a 'deshbhakt', is a 'deshbhakt' and will remain a 'deshbhakt'. People calling him a terrorist should instead look within. Such people will be given a befitting reply in these elections," Thakur told reporters in on Thursday.

As her statement went viral, two BJP MPs -- and -- also came out in her support. Besides Thakur, Hegde and Kateel have also been served show-cause notices by the party's disciplinary committee.



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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 21:18 IST