Bhopal, Apr 20: She has done it again. Even as the fire, started after her remark that " my curse killed Hemant Karkare", rages on, Sadhvi Pragya has issued yet another controversial communal statement. She said that she was one of the persons who had climbed atop Babri Masjid and helped in its demolition. "I climbed atop the structure to break it. I am tremendously proud that God gave me the opportunity and the strength to do it. And I did it. We wiped off a blot on the country. Now we will build the Ram temple there ( Maine dhanche pe chadh ke toda tha. Mujhe bhayankar garv hai ki Ishwar ne mujhe avsar diya aur shakti di aur maine yeh kam kar diya. Ab wahin Ram Mandir banayenge )," she told a TV channel.She then went on to say that soon a grand Ram temple will be built at the disputed site. "We will build the temple. After all, we went to demolish the structure."Meanwhile, senior RSS leader Indresh Kumar virtually supported Sadhvi Pragaya's controversial statement. " I agree that Hemant Karkare was a martyr, but he was a symbol of women harassment too," said Kumar.
The Election Commission in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday served a notice on BJP's Lok Sabha candidate Sadhvi Pragya Thakur over her controversial remarks about Hemant Karkare, the senior police officer who was martyred in the terrorist attack in Mumbai on November 26, 2008.The Commission served the notice even after she had withdrawn the remarks and asked why action should not be taken against her for breach of election code. Thakur has been given 24 hours to respond.The District Returning Officer Sudam Khade was asked if the notice could be served despite her withdrawal of the remarks. He said the commission would take a call on receiving her reply.
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