April 24: Madhya Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party president Rakesh Singh issued a controversial statement that goes against Hindus and praises terrorism, saying that people who wear saffron can never be a terrorist and said that terrorism is a symbol of love, penance and sacrifice.
“Bhagvaa kabhi aatankwad nahi hota, bhagva dhaaran karne wala kabhi aatankwadi nahi hota, aatankwad to pyaar, tapasya aur balidaan ka prateek hota hai…”(Saffron is not terrorism. Those who adorn saffron are not terrorists. Terrorism is a symbol of love, penance, and sacrifice),” Singh said.
Slamming Digvijaya Singh, who will be facing Sadhvi Pragya in Bhopal, Singh said that when the election comes Congress and leaders like him start visiting temples to woo the Hindus.
Singh gave this statement while talking about party’s Lok Sabha nominee from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur.
Thakur is an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case and is currently out on bail.
Pragya filed her nomination papers after police registered an FIR for her remarks on the 1992 demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya.
Meanwhile, All India Ulama Board lodged a complaint against Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur for hurting sentiments of the Muslim community by her remarks on Babri Masjid demolition.