The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday named Malegaon blasts accused Pragya Singh Thakur the party’s candidate from Bhopal. She will contest against veteran Congress leader Digvijaya Singh. Thakur joined the saffron party on Wednesday morning, reported ANI.
Even before the party officially announced her candidature, Thakur had told reporters that Digvijaya Singh was no challenge for her. “I would contest and win for sure,” she added.
On September 29, 2008, at least six people died and several were injured in two blasts in Maharashtra’s Malegaon. Thakur is one of the accused in the case. She has been charged under Section 18 (conspiracy) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and other sections of the Indian Penal Code. Currently, she is out on bail.