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Accused in Malegaon Blast Case, Pragya Thakur Nominated To Parliamentary Panel on Defence

November 21, 2019 | By

Chandigarh: As per media reports BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur is nominated to a parliamentary consultative committee on defence. Notably, Pragya Thakur is an accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case of Maharashtra. She will be part of the 21-member committee headed by Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, according to a bulletin issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat.

Pragya Thakur [File Photo]

The BJP MP, currently on bail in the blast case, had defeated her Congress rival Digvijaya Singh in Bhopal in her maiden election in May this year.

The 49-year-old Pragya Thakur has courted controversy on several occasions in the recent past with her remarks, including calling Mahatma Gandhis assassin Nathuram Godse a “patriot”.

During her Lok Sabha poll campaign, she said that Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare had died during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks due to her curse.

In August, she had said the opposition was using ‘marak shakti’ (killing power) to harm BJP leaders. Her comments had come in the backdrop of death of former Union ministers and BJP stalwarts Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj.

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