Sadhvi Pragya Singh responds to EC notice, says she did not insult any 'martyr', only described torture she faced

The statement by Pragya Singh Thakur was in response to a notice from the EC over her remark about Hemant Karkare, who was killed in the 26/11 terror attack.

FP Staff April 21, 2019 22:09:52 IST
Sadhvi Pragya Singh responds to EC notice, says she did not insult any 'martyr', only described torture she faced
  • Sadhvi Pragya Singh said in a statement to the Election Commission that she did not make any insulting statement about any martyr,

  • 'In my statement, I spoke about the torture inflicted on me by the then Congress government,' she said.

  • Her statement was in response to a notice from the poll watchdog over her remark about Hemant Karkare.

Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, BJP's candidate from Bhopal, said in a statement to the Election Commission that she did not make any insulting statement about any martyr, ANI reported.

Sadhvi Pragya Singh responds to EC notice says she did not insult any martyr only described torture she faced

BJP candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur in Bhopal. PTI

"In my statement, I spoke about the torture inflicted on me by the then Congress government. It is my right to place the facts about what happened to me before the people. The media portrayed my statement in a negative light and I retracted the statement keeping in mind public sentiments," Thakur said.

Her statement was in response to a notice from the poll watchdog over her remark about Hemant Karkare, the Maharashtra ATS chief who was killed in the 26/11 terror attack.

Addressing BJP workers on Thursday night, Thakur had claimed that Karkare died during the attack as she had "cursed" him for torturing her when he probed the blast case as chief of the Anti-Terrorism Squad.

However, after her remarks kicked up a row, she tendered an apology Friday.

With inputs from PTI

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