Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government is planning to reopen an old case against the Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur who is BJP candidate from Bhopal. According to Times now, state Law Minister PC Sharma said that the government will appeal in a higher court to reopen the Sunil Joshi murder case in which Thakur is an accused.
Thakur along with seven others was acquitted by 2007 murder case of RSS pracharak Sunil Joshi. Joshi, also known as Guruji, was shot dead by bike-borne assailants in Chuna Khadan area of Dewas in Madhya Pradesh. He was reportedly evading arrest for his alleged role in the murder of a Congress leader.
BJP fielded Thakur against Congress heavyweight Digvijaya Singh. Also an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, Thakur is currently out on bail. "Thakur's remarks on Gandhi were uncalled for. We are appealing in a higher court against her acquittal," Sharma told Times Now channel.
He nomination had invited severe criticism from the opposition parties who targetted the BJP over Thakur's alleged involvement in the 2008 Malegaon blast. The Saffron party’s top brass including PM Narendra Modi as well as party chief Amit Shah, however, fiercely defended her nomination.