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Pragya Thakur finally takes back her nomination from Bhopal. But wait...

Bhopal has been in the news for Pragya Thakur's candidature.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: April 27, 2019 20:54 IST
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Pragya Thakur with Pragya Thakur (right)

This may well have been a news worthy of a political shockwave across the country right when Lok Sabha election is in full swing. 

Don't get us wrong. Pragya Thakur has indeed taken back her Lok Sabha nomination from Bhopal. The news is 100 per cent legit.

Those of us looking for a catch, or simply more explanation may read further.

Pragya Thakur, who was contesting Lok Sabha elections from Bhopal as an independent candidate has withdrawn her nomination after Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur requested her to do so.

You did read that right.

There were two Pragya Thakurs in the fray from Bhopal.

One is THE Pragya Thakur, also known as Sadhvi Pragya, who is contesting the election on a BJP ticket. While the other is her namesake Pragya Thakur, who was an independent candidate.

The similarity in their names would have caused division of votes in the parliamentary constituency which is readying to witness an electoral battle between Sadhvi Pragya and Congress heavyweight Digvijay Singh.

Sadhvi Pragya hence reached out to Pragya Thakur and invited her to her house. Sadhvi gifted her a shawl as a sign of honour.

During the meet, Sadhvi Pragya requested Pragya Thakur to withdraw her nomination. Pragya Thakur relented and did as Sadhvi Pragya requested of her.

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