If Pragya Singh Thakur had cursed Masood Azhar, there would have been no need for surgical strikes, says Digvijaya Singh

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said there would have been no need for surgical strikes if Pragya Singh Thakur had cursed JeM chief Masood Azhar.

Asian News International April 28, 2019 09:16:49 IST
If Pragya Singh Thakur had cursed Masood Azhar, there would have been no need for surgical strikes, says Digvijaya Singh
  • Pragya Singh Thakur had said she had cursed ATS chief Hemant Karkare, who had died fighting terrorists in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

  • Attacking Modi, he asked, 'Where was he when Pulwama, Pathankot and Uri attacks happened in the country?'

  • 'In our religion, we say 'Har Har Mahadev' but BJP has hurt our religious sentiments as they say Har Har Modi', Digvijaya added.

Bhopal: Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Saturday took a swipe at opponent and BJP candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur stating that there would have been no need of surgical strikes if she had cursed Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar.

Addressing an election rally in Bhopal at Ashoka Gardens, Singh said: "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-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar."

If Pragya Singh Thakur had cursed Masood Azhar there would have been no need for surgical strikes says Digvijaya Singh

File image of Digvijay Singh. AFP

Taking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the senior Congress leader said: "The prime minister had said that terrorists were hunted even when they were hiding in hell. But I want to ask him where was he when Pulwama, Pathankot and Uri attacks happened in the country. Why we were not able to get rid of such attacks?"

Digvijaya further said that Hindu-Muslim-Sikh-Christians are brothers. "These people say Hindus should get united as they are in danger. I want to tell them that this country was ruled by Muslims for 500 years. No harm was done to any religion. Be careful to those people who sell religion."

"In our religion, we say "Har Har Mahadev" but our religious sentiments have been hurt by the BJP as they say Har Har Modi. We all know whose photo will appear on the screen if we type 'feku' (liar) on Google," he added.

Continuing his tirade against the BJP, Singh said: "Mama got scared when my candidature from Bhopal was announced.  refused to contest, Gaur said he is not well. However, just a day before the last date of filing nomination, they announced the candidature of Pragya Thakur from Bhopal."

Bhopal will vote on 12 May. The counting of votes will be held on 23 May.

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