Union Minister and BJP leader Uma Bharti on Saturday said that Pragya Singh Thakur is incomparable. She was replying to a question on whether Pragya Singh Thakur will take her place in Madhya Pradesh politics. “She is a great saint, don't compare me with her, I am just an ordinary and foolish creature,” news agency ANI quoted Uma Bharti as saying.
The Bharatiya Janata Party has fielded her from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh. Thakur, an accused in the Malegaon blast case, had recently claimed that Karkare died during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks as she had ‘cursed’ him for ‘torturing’ her. Former chief minister and Congress candidate from Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency, Digvijaya Singh, took a dig at Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur on Sunday over her remarks against late ATS chief Hemant Karkare saying ‘why she is not cursing terrorist Masood Azhar’.
"Thakur says she had cursed ATS chief Hemant Karkare, who had given supreme sacrifice for the country and is considered a martyr. There would have been no need of surgical strikes if she had cursed Pakistan based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar," Singh was quoted as saying by ANI.
The security cover of Thakur was strengthened on Wednesday. The decision was taken after a man holding a black flag approached Thakur while she was filing her nomination papers on Tuesday. Her supporters later thrashed the man.
Besides heightening the security at her residence, the number of security personnel around her has also been increased. According to people privy to the development, Thakur may be provided Z-category security.