Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the fielding of Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur as the BJP candidate from Bhopal was a symbolic answer to all those who labeled the rich Hindu civilization as “terrorist” and asserted that “this symbol will prove costly for the Congress”.
He said the Congress worked with a certain modus operandi to create false narratives on incidents such as the Samjhauta Express blasts and the death of judge B.H. Loya.
Sadhvi Pragya Thakur joined the BJP on Wednesday and soon after was named its candidate from Bhopal against Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.
Defending the fielding of Pragya Thakur, PM Modi asked why no such questions were being asked when Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi were contesting from the Amethi and Rae Bareli constituencies, respectively, despite being on “bail”.
In an interview given to the Times Now channel, PM said, “In Amethi, they (Congress) have a candidate (Rahul Gandhi) who is on bail; in Rae Bareli, they have a candidate (Sonia Gandhi) who is on bail, but there is no debate on that. But if the candidate from Bhopal is on bail, there is so much of outcry,” he said and asked, “How can this go on?”
Congress’ appeasement politics and modus operandi
He went on to add, “I have lived in Gujarat. I have understood the Congress modus operandi. Like a film script, they write a script. They locate something, then bring a villain and a hero and make a film. This is their modus operandi… It is a part of that modus operandi.”
PM Modi also referred to 1984 killing of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. “Her (Indira’s) son (Rajiv Gandhi) said when a big tree falls, the earth shakes. After that thousands of Sikhs were massacred in Delhi. Was it not the terrorism of certain people? Even after that, he (Rajiv Gandhi) was made the Prime Minister. The neutral media never asked any question with regard to that but is asking now.” Mr. Modi said.
“Those who were eyewitnesses of those killings were later made ministers… One of them was recently made the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, against whom there have been allegations. Were they ever asked? Those who have been convicted are being hugged even in jail,” he said. “Do they (Congress) have any right to raise questions?” he asked.