Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday defended BJP’s decision to field Malegaon blast-accused Sadhvi Pragya Thakur from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat. The Prime Minister said that the ticket to Thakur was an answer to those who branded 5,000 years of civilisation as terrorism.
“They defamed a 5000-old culture that believes in Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam. They called them terrorists. To answer them all, this is a symbol and it will cost Congress,” he said in an interview to Times Now.
“One woman, that too a saint, was subjected to such heinous torture,” the PM added.
“When in 1984 Indira Gandhi died, her son said when a big tree falls the earth shakes. Thereafter, there were thousands of Sikhs who were massacred. Was it not terror? Was it not terror unleashed by a few people? Despite that he was made PM and the neutral media never asked a question like it is doing now,” said Modi as he brought up the 1984 Sikh riots, saying that Congress awarded people accused of killing thousands of Sikhs.
Those who were identified by eyewitnesses, those who lead murderous mobs were made MPs, some were made cabinet ministers, one was recently made CM of Madhya Pradesh. Those who are facing such serious charges were never questioned,” he added.
“Should the Amethi and Raebareli candidates who are out on bail not be questioned? But a Bhopal BJP candidate is out on bail and is fighting elections, there is a huge hue and cry,” he questioned the people who were objecting to the nomination of Thakur.
“I come from Gujarat. I know the modus operandi of the Congress, how it weaves a web of lies just like the script of a movie. There are a lot of examples. It was this modus operandi of the Congress that tried to portray the natural death of Justice Loya as a murder case,” the PM said.