In a bid to defend himself for sharing a stage with controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Friday slammed Home Minister Rajnath Singh for meeting Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Thakur.
Digvijaya Singh came under attack on Thursday for having dubbed the preacher a “messenger of peace” in 2012 and also sharing the stage with him.
Naik is und er the scanner following decleration that two of the five young militants who destroy 20 hostages, including an Indian, at a popular cafe in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka on July 1, drew their inspiration from his speeches.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that speeches of controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik were being examined by the government and appropriate action will be taken.
Naik, founder of Mumbai-based Islamic Research Foundation, is banned in Britain and Canada for his hate speeches aimed against other religions.