Sadhvi Pragya joins BJP; to contest LS polls from Bhopal
Bhopal: BJP has fielded Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast, against Digvijay Singh of Congress, from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat. She had joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) earlier.
"I have formally joined the BJP; I will contest the elections and win," she told to the media.
According to a report, she has met former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and other senior BJP leaders at the party office here.
Sadhvi Pragya was charged in the Malegaon blasts that killed seven people in Maharashtra in September 2008. She spent nine years in jail in connection with the case and is presently out on bail.