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  Metros   Mumbai  26 Apr 2019  Would campaign for Sadhvi if party wants: Devendra Fadnavis

Would campaign for Sadhvi if party wants: Devendra Fadnavis

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Published : Apr 26, 2019, 2:27 am IST
Updated : Apr 26, 2019, 2:27 am IST

All eyes will be on the fight for Bhopal Lok Sabha seat as Congress has fielded its senior leader Digvijaya Singh for this seat.

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis (Photo: File)
 Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis (Photo: File)

Mumbai: Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday said that he might campaign for Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s candidate from Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency. “I am a worker of the party and will go for campaigning wherever the party will ask me to go,” said Mr Fadnavis.  

In an interview to a news channel, the CM said that though the statement made by Takur about 26/11 terror martyr Hemant Karkare was wrong, he would still campaign for her if the party asks him to do so.  

 

Mr Fadnavis said that Mr Karkare was a very good police officer and it is possible that  Thakur may have been angry at the torture she faced while in custody for her alleged involvement in 2008 Malegaon blast. But  Thakur has already apologized for statement and it is time that people should stop talking about it.  When asked whether the Maharashtra government will launch a probe into the allegations of torture made by Thakur while in custody, the CM said that probe couldn’t be started on the basis of statements made in media.  

“The government cannot launch a probe suo moto as this can be done only by court. But if Thakur will submit a written complaint in this regard then a probe will be ordered in this matter,” he added.  

 

All eyes will be on the fight for Bhopal Lok Sabha seat as Congress has fielded its senior leader  Digvijaya Singh for this seat. Thakur is still an accused in 2008 Malegaon blast case.

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