PragyaThakur gets court notice over plea challenging her election on grounds of ‘Corrupt Practices’

Jabalpur: On Thursday The Madhya Pradesh High Court gave notice to BJP Bhopal MP Pragya Singh Thakur on a petition questioning her election to the Lok Sabha, the petitioner’s lawyer said.

The petition seeks to set beside her election because she purportedly adopted “corrupt practices” and lashed up communal intensities during the campaign.

Rakesh Dixit, a journalist, has filed the petition in his potential as a voter listed in Bhopal.

Arvind Srivastava lawyer of Dixit, said in the petition, that his client has challenged Thakur of contesting the Lok Sabha election while fanning communal sentiments and wrecking baseless allegations upon her Congress opponent Digvijaya Singh.

The petitioner has also presented videos carrying Thakur’s ‘inflammatory’ statements, including the one in which she admitted her relationship in Babri demolition. Srivastava said that “We have also furnished details of newspaper reports on her objectionable speeches and details of the 72-hour ban placed on her by the Election Commission of India over her objectionable remarks,”

Through the Lok Sabha poll campaign, Thakur violated section 123 (3) ie, seeking votes based on the religion of the Representation of the People Act, the petition claimed.

She also gave false statements upon her rival and Congress candidate Digvijay Singh which violated section 123 (4) ie, making false and defamatory statements about another candidate of the Act, the lawyer continued.

Thakur won from Bhopal who was an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, defeated Singh over 3,64,822 votes.

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