NEW DELHI - Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, who was the main accused in the Malegaon blasts that killed and injured over 100 people was chosen as the BJP party’s candidate against Congress leader Digvijaya Singh in Bhopal.
“I have formally joined BJP , I will contest elections and will win also,” she said in Bhopal, reported news agency ANI.
Thakur is the third of five children—the family has four sisters and a brother--and joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in the early nineties.
Thakur moved to Madhya Pradesh as her father was transferred from Jalaun district in Uttar Pradesh to Lahar in Bhind district of the central state in the seventies as an agriculture department employee.
Her father again shifted to Surat around 2000 when Pragya was setting out for a post-graduation in history.