After raising the political storm over her 'curse' remark on 26/11 martyr Hemant Karkare, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Bhopal candidate Sadhvi Pragya Thakur has made another controversial statement on Saturday. Sadhvi Pragya, who is out on bail in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal.
She said that she does not regret demolishing the Babri Majid structure in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992. In fact, Sadhvi Pragya said, she is proud of it. Sadhvi Pragya said, "Why would we regret the demolition of the Babri Masjid? We are, in fact, proud of it. There were some waste products of the Ram temple and we removed it. This has awakened the self-respect of our country and we will construct a grand Ram temple."
When asked about why Ram mandir has not been constructed yet where Babri Masjid was demolished, BJP Bhopal candidate said that this is not a political issue for BJP. "The Congress has ruled for 70 years and look what it has done. Even our temples were not secure. By gathering and demolishing the structure of the Babri Masjid, the Hindus have awakened the self-respect of the country. Where will the Ram temple be constructed if not in this country?" Sadhvi Pragya said.
After her remark broke out a controversy, the BJP released a statement and said that the party considers Hemant Karkare a martyr and Sadhvi Pragya's statement are personal which she might have given of mental and physical torture she had faced. The Election Commission also sought an explanation from Sadhvi Pragya for her comment on late IPS officer Hemant Karkare and issued her a notice under the model code of conduct.