Pragya Singh Thakur
India  /  Published 24.05.19

Pragya hands big defeat to Digvijaya

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, a two-time former chief minister, was defeated by a margin of 3,64,822 votes by terror-accused BJP nominee Pragya Singh Thakur from the prestigious Bhopal seat ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 11.05.19

The reasons to be pessimistic about Indian pluralism

In 2008, the political scientist, Steven Wilkinson, published an essay titled “Muslims in Post-Independence India”. This was its conclusion: “The good news for India, and for India’s 130 milli...
By Ramachandra Guha

India  /  Published 29.04.19

In Ajmer, BJP faces questions on Pragya

Mohammed Mustaqim, a khadim (priest) at the Ajmer Sharif dargah in Rajasthan, still “shudders” when he remembers the explosion at the Sufi shrine in October 2007 that killed three people and injur...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in Ajmer

India  /  Published 25.04.19

Ex-officials request BJP to drop Pragya from contest

By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 24.04.19

All that's left in the BJP's toolbox: Hindutva

Sir — In a recent interview, the prime minister, Narendra Modi, said that he felt a “sense of responsibility”. But by fielding “Sadhvi” Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon b...
By The Telegraph


Opinion  /  Published 22.04.19

The Modi regime bares its saffron fangs

For the religious Hindu, saffron is the colour of sacrifice, of piety, of renunciation. For proponents of political Hindutva — the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Bharatiya Janata Party, Vishwa Hindu P...
By Manini Chatterjee

India  /  Published 20.04.19

Pragya: My curse killed Karkare

Terror accused and BJP Lok Sabha candidate Pragya Singh Thakur has publicly claimed that decorated police officer Hemant Karkare died during the 26/11 attacks because she had cursed him.Karkare, then ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 23.06.19

Scales of grace: apologies through history

Two apologies have been among the ‘results’ of the elections just concluded. When you make a mistake, the judge, S.K. Kaul, said to Rahul Gandhi’s counsel, admit it. The matter was about the att...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi

India  /  Published 18.06.19

Pragya debuts as MP with row over oath

Terror accused BJP member Pragya Singh Thakur kicked off a controversy on her first day in Parliament by affixing her spiritual guru’s name to hers while taking the oath as an MP, triggering Opposit...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.06.19

Court insists on Pragya presence

A special court trying the Malegaon blast case rejected on Monday a plea by Pragya Singh Thakur, a newly elected BJP parliamentarian, for exemption from appearance between June 3 and June 7.The MP re...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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