Added on : 2019-04-21 16:22:17
In an interview to television channel TV9 over the weekend, Pragya Thakur said she was among the people who demolished the Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992 and she was "proud" of it.
Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, the candidate the BJP pitted against Congress's Digvijaya Singh in Bhopal, has been issued another notice from the Election Commission - the second in a row -- over her controversial comments on the demolition of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya. Admitting that she received the notice, which quoted the rule against "creating mutual hatred or cause tension between different communities", Pragya Thakur said she "stands by" what she said.
In the notice issued to her on Saturday evening, the district election officer, Bhopal, Sudham Khade has sought an explanation from Thakur within a day while mentioning the statement in the notice.
The DEO says in the notice, “The statement seems to be in violation of chapter 4 of the model code of conduct which states ‘No activity, which may aggravate existing differences or create mutual hatred or cause tension between different caste/communities/religious/linguistic groups, shall be attempted’.”