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Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur stabbed man in chest in 2001: Bhupesh Baghel

PTI
Published : Apr 26, 2019, 3:28 am IST
Updated : Apr 26, 2019, 3:28 am IST

Rubbishing Mr Baghel’s claims, a BJP spokesperson said the Chhattisgarh chief minister should “talk sense”.

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel
 Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel

Jabalpur (MP): Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel Thursday claimed that Malegaon blast accused and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat Pragya Singh Thakur stabbed a man in 2001.

Thakur's conduct did not become of a ‘Sadhvi' (ascetic or holy woman), the Congress leader said, speaking at a press conference here. “Pragya Thakur has a connection with our Chhattisgarh. Her brother-in-law worked at a warehouse in Bilaigarh (in Balodabazar district),” Mr Baghel said, when asked whether the BJP was playing the ‘Hindutva card’by fielding her.

“She used to carry a knife and stabbed a young man named Shailendra Devagan in the chest with a knife in Bilaigarh in 2001,” Mr Baghel said.

“Pragya also used to indulge in fights, and from the beginning her conduct was like that of a habitual criminal and not like that of a sadhvi,” the chief minister said.

Thakur is currently out on bail.

Rubbishing Mr Baghel’s claims, a BJP spokesperson said the Chhattisgarh chief minister should “talk sense”.

"Baghel ji should talk sense and refrain from making any statement sans proof. He should apologise for his outlandish remarks against Sadhvi ji or be ready to face a defamation suit from us," Madhya Pradesh BJP spokesperson Hitesh Bajpai said.

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