PM Modi is king of lies, says Asaduddin Owaisi taking jibe at BJP candidate Sadhvi Pragya

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiApril 18, 2019UPDATED: April 18, 2019 20:10 IST BJP fielded Sadhvi Pragya from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat against Congress veteran Digvijay Singh | File photos from PTIHIGHLIGHTSAsaduddin said, “A terror accused has been rehabilitated by BJP”Asaduddin Owaisi criticised BJP’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy on terrorismMalegaon blast victim’s father also approached NIA court to bar Sadhvi Pragya from contesting pollsAll India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (April 18) in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.Asaduddin Owaisi called Narendra Modi “king of liars”.”PM of India, you are the king of liars, you don’t want to fight terrorism. If you wanted to fight terrorism, if you had class and sincerity, then you would not have made a person with terrorism charges a candidate,” Asaduddin Owaisi said.Criticising the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its recent decision to field Sadhvi Pragya as Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal, AIMIM took to Twitter and wrote, “Their [BJP] manifesto says zero tolerance on terrorism, but they [BJP] go ahead and nominate a terror accused [Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur]. What will they [BJP] say to those injured and murdered in Malegaon [blast case]?”Their manifesto says zero tolerance on terrorism, but they go ahead and nominate a terror accused. What will they say to those injured & murdered on Malegaon?#PragyaJoinsBJP pic.twitter.com/umX2pHF65fAIMIM Official (@aimim_national) April 18, 2019″A terror accused [Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur] has been rehabilitated by the BJP. The brazenness must be astounding to outsiders; but we are discussing it like it is a routine political strategy. This is the BJP’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy on terrorism,” Asaduddin Owaisi wrote on Twitter.A terror accused has been rehabilitated by BJP. The brazenness of must be astounding to outsiders; but we are discussing it like it is routine political strategyThis is the BJP’s zero tolerance policy against terrorism https://t.co/7U3awA6X0nadvertisementAsaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) April 18, 2019On the day (April 17) when Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur was fielded as Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal, former Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti said, “Imagine the anger if I’d field a terror accused. Channels would’ve gone berserk by now trending a mehboobaterrorist hashtag!”Imagine the anger if I’d field a terror accused. Channels would’ve gone berserk by now trending a mehboobaterrorist hashtag! According to these guys terror has no religion when it comes to saffron fanatics but otherwise all Muslims are terrorists. Guilty until proven innocent https://t.co/ymTumxgty7Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) April 17, 2019Read | Sadhvi Pragya joins BJP, Mehbooba asks what if I fielded a terrorist Political activist Tehseen Poonawalla on Thursday (April 18) urged the Election Commission (EC) to debar BJP’s Bhopal candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur from contesting the Lok Sabha polls as she was facing terror charges.In a letter to the poll body, Poonawalla said that the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) had found Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur to be the “principal conspirator” in the 2008 Malegaon blast in which six people were killed.I have filed a complaint with the #ElectionCommission to not allow #SadhviPragyaSinghThakur ji from contesting the #LokSabhaElections2019 as she is a terror accused. Hardik Patel a riot accused was also prevented by the EC.I state: I am not a member of any political party 1n pic.twitter.com/JfaaOH82E2Tehseen Poonawalla (@tehseenp) April 18, 2019Read | Tehseen Poonawalla moves EC against Sadhvi Pragya, says BJP fielding terror accused in pollsThe father of one of the victims of the 2008 Malegaon blast also moved the special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Thursday, urging it to bar prime accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur from contesting the Lok Sabha elections.The application was filed by Nisar Sayeed, who lost his son in the blast, a day after the BJP fielded Thakur from the Bhopal Lok Sabha seat against Congress veteran Digvijay Singh.Sadhvi is facing trial in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.Saffron-clad Thakur (48), with her trademark short hair and sporting a rudraksh mala, became the face of right wing extremism after being arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.Arrested in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, Sadhvi Pragya was given a clean chit by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), but the trial court refused to discharge her from the case.She was granted bail by the Bombay High Court in 2017. Six people were killed and over 100 injured when a bomb went off near a mosque in Malegaon in north Maharashtra, on September 29, 2008. According to the prosecution, it was the handiwork of a Hindu extremist group.The court dropped the charges under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against her, and she is now being tried under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.(Inputs from PTI)Also Read | Lok Sabha Election 2019: All dates, full schedule, constituency-wise details, all you need to knowAlso Read | Sadhvi Pragya, Malegoan blast accused, joins BJP; who is she?Also Watch | Sadhvi Pragya Thakur joins BJP, may take on Digvijaya Singh from BhopaladvertisementGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byMohak Gupta Tags :Follow Asaduddin OwaisiFollow Sadhvi PragyaFollow Narendra Modi PM Modi is king of lies, says Asaduddin Owaisi taking jibe at BJP candidate Sadhvi PragyaCriticising the BJP and its recent decision to field Sadhvi Pragya as Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal, Asaduddin Owaisi said, “BJP manifesto says zero tolerance on terrorism, but they go ahead and nominate a terror accused.”advertisementlast_img

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