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Nitish Kumar wants Malegaon blast accused Pragya Thakur ousted from BJP

In political circles, Nitish's statement is also seen as the first sign of cracks in BJP-JD(U) alliance in Bihar

Sunday May 19, 2019 3:14 PM, ummid.com & Agencies

Nitish Kumar on Pragya Thakur

[Nitish Kumar's statement is important as it comes a day after BJP Chief Amit Shah and Narendra Modi defended Pragya Singh Thakur's candidature from Bhopal. (Photo: Twitter/@nitishkumar)]

Patna: BJP ally and JD-U chief Nitish Kumar on Sunday lashed out at Bharatiya Janta Party candidate and a key accused in Malegaon terrorist attack Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur for her statement in favour of Mahatma Gandhi assassin Nathuram Godse and demanded the party to expel her.

Pragya Thakur, who had earlier abused slain ATS Chief Hemant Karkare, spurred a row and drew flak after she lauded the killer of Mahatma Gandhi and called him a "patriot".

"The BJP should take action against her. She should be expelled from the party for what she had stated," Nitish Kumar told media here after casting his vote in the final phase of the Lok Sabha elections.

"The BJP should think about such comments. We condemn such remarks," he said.

Thakur is contesting from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh against senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.

Thakur had earlier too, created controversy after she claimed that 26/11 martyr Hemant Karkare, who died fighting against terrorist in Mumbai, lost his life because he tortured the BJP leader in jail.

Pragya Singh Thakur was granted bail on health ground. Among other evidences, it was the motorcycle used in the Malegaon blast that was registered in her name helped the Maharashtra ATS to nab her and her associates.

Nitish Kumar's statement is important as it comes a day after BJP Chief Amit Shah and Narendra Modi defended Pragya Singh Thakur's candidature from Bhopal. Shah in fact called the Bhopal contest as "Satyagrah".

In political circles, Nitish's statement is also seen as the first sign of cracks in BJP-JD(U) alliance in Bihar.

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