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Pragya Thakur Pragya Thakur DOB: February 2, 1970

Pragya Thakur is BJP's candidate from Bhopal parliamentary constituency. She is facing-off against veteran Congress leader Digvijay Singh. Pragya Thakur's presence in election ring raised many eyebrows mostly because of her recent controversial statements about 26/11 martyr Hemant Karkare and Nathram Godse, the man who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi. Pragya Thakur was born in Bhind in Madhya Pradesh. She studied in Lahar College in Bhind. She has worked with Bajrang Dal, Durga Vahini, Akhil Bharatiya Parishad. Pragya Thakur was arrested on terror charges in connection with Malegaon bomb blasts. However, changes under MCOCA were dropped later on.

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Rename Habibganj railway station after Atal Bihar Vajpayee:

Rename Habibganj railway station after Atal Bihar Vajpayee: Pragya Thakur

India | Nov 12, 2021, 11:39 AM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to dedicate the newly renovated Habibganj railway station with airport-like facilities to public on November 15.  

Cow urine like a 'life-saving' medicine, protects from

Cow urine like a 'life-saving' medicine, protects from coronavirus, lung issues: Pragya Singh Thakur

India | May 17, 2021, 06:12 PM IST

Bhopal BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur has said the cow urine extract offers protection against lung infections and coronavirus.  

BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur admitted to AIIMS

BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur admitted to AIIMS

India | Feb 20, 2021, 06:51 AM IST

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Singh Thakur has been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi on Friday on doctors' advice.

Sadhvi Pragya Thakur admitted to AIIMS after COVID

Sadhvi Pragya Thakur admitted to AIIMS after COVID symptoms, tests negative

India | Dec 19, 2020, 01:59 PM IST

The Member of Parliament from Bhopal is kept in a private ward and director of AIIMS, Dr Randeep Guleria is supervising her case. Her condition is said to be stable now.

Pragya Thakur's mantra to eradicate coronavirus: Chant

Pragya Thakur's mantra to eradicate coronavirus: Chant Hanuman Chalisa five times a day

India | Jul 26, 2020, 08:11 AM IST

She also shared a video on Twitter, in which she said the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh is making efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus by imposing lockdown in Bhopal till August 4.

Pragya Singh Thakur, Sadhvi Pragya, Bhopal, suspicious letter

Pragya Thakur receives suspicious letter laced with powder-like substance

India | Jan 14, 2020, 09:39 AM IST

BJP MP from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur has received a suspicious letter that contained a powder-like substance. The matter has been reported to police and investigation has begun.

MP in 2019: Rise of Pragya Thakur, biggest Lok Sabha defeat of Congress

MP in 2019: Rise of Pragya Thakur, biggest Lok Sabha defeat of Congress

India | Dec 27, 2019, 01:35 PM IST

Political rise of Pragya Singh Thakur and electoral defeats of Congress leaders Digvijaya Singh and Jyotiraditya Scindia in the Lok Sabha polls hogged headlines in Madhya Pradesh in 2019. The Congress suffered its biggest defeat in Lok Sabha polls, managing to win just one out of 29 seats in the state.

Twitterati flay Pragya Thakur over viral video

Twitterati flay Pragya Thakur over viral video

India | Dec 23, 2019, 04:06 PM IST

One Twitter user remarked: "Finally, someone told #PragyaSinghThakur that the plane doesn't run on communal votes -- it runs on hard-earned money, which doesn't grow with street nuisance."

Pragya Thakur was on wheelchair, refused to move to non-emergency row causing delay: SpiceJet

Pragya Thakur was on wheelchair, refused to move to non-emergency row causing delay: SpiceJet

India | Dec 22, 2019, 05:46 PM IST

SpiceJet on Sunday clarified that BJP MP Pragya Thakur was asked by the crew on Delhi-Bhopal flight to move to a non-emergency row seat as she was on a wheelchair but she refused, causing the flight to delay.

BJP MP Pragya Thakur demands FIR against Congress MLA over threat to burn her

BJP MP Pragya Thakur demands FIR against Congress MLA over threat to burn her

India | Dec 07, 2019, 10:17 PM IST

BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur reached a police station here on Saturday night, demanding that a case be registered against a Congress MLA who had threatened to "burn" her over her remarks about Nathuram Godse.

Pragya Thakur seeks 'harshest' punishment in Hyderabad

Pragya Thakur seeks 'harshest' punishment in Hyderabad rape-murder case

India | Nov 30, 2019, 03:16 PM IST

BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur on Saturday expressed shock over the rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad and demanded 'harshest punishment' to the guilty. The charred body of a 27-year-old veterinarian was found under a culvert on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Thursday. Four people have been arrested for the crime that has sparked national outrage.

What does Nitish think about Pragya episode, asks Tejashwi

What does Nitish think about Pragya episode, asks Tejashwi Yadav

India | Nov 30, 2019, 06:57 AM IST

The tongue-in-cheek remark by the RJD leader, who became the leader of opposition in the Bihar Assembly upon losing the deputy chief minister's post, was made in reference to Kumar's action in the wake of a prolonged controversy over money-laundering cases lodged against the younger son of Lalu Prasad.

Not just her effigy, will burn her too: Congress MLA Govardhan Dangi threatens Pragya Thakur

Not just her effigy, will burn her too: Congress MLA Govardhan Dangi threatens Pragya Thakur

India | Nov 29, 2019, 02:18 PM IST

Pragya Thakur apologised for her statement and said that her remarks were twisted and given a different meaning. "I apologise if my remarks have hurt anyone. But my statements made in Parliament are being distorted to give them a different meaning. I respect Mahatma Gandhi's contribution to the nation," she said in the Lok Sabha.

Pragya Thakur apologises in Lok Sabha, but attacks Rahul over 'terrorist' remark

India | Nov 29, 2019, 02:30 PM IST

BJP MP Pragya Thakur on Friday apologised for her praise of Nathuram Godse and said that her remarks were twisted to give them a different meaning. "It is condemnable the way my remark has been attacked without finding out the details and the context"

Godse wasn't a terrorist, committed a mistake: BJP Ballia MLA Surendra Singh

Godse wasn't a terrorist, committed a mistake: BJP Ballia MLA Surendra Singh

India | Nov 28, 2019, 03:31 PM IST

“Godse committed a mistake. He should have not killed patriot Gandhi ji," Surendra Singh added, using the Hindi word "bhool" for "mistake". When asked whether Godse was a patriot, the MLA did not reply.

'Was misquoted': Pragya Thakur on Godse remark

'Didn't tolerate Udham Singh's insult': Pragya Thakur clarifies Godse remark

India | Nov 28, 2019, 01:41 PM IST

Pragya Thakur was removed from the consultative committee of the defence ministry on Thursday, a day after she described Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse as a patriot in parliament.

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Pragya Thakur refers to Nathuram Godse as 'deshbhakt' in Lok Sabha, triggers row

Politics | Nov 27, 2019, 07:37 PM IST

BJP member Pragya Thakur referred to Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse as a "deshbhakt" during a debate in Lok Sabha, triggering a protest by opposition members. 

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Malegaon blast: HC asks NIA to inform trial completion time

India | Jul 22, 2019, 06:03 PM IST

The Bombay High Court on Monday sought to know from the National Investigation Agency the estimated time by which trial in the September 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case would be completed. 

Pragya Thakur was reportedly responding to a BJP worker

Not surprised at all: Owaisi on Pragya Thakur's assertion that she wasn't elected to 'clean toilets'

India | Jul 22, 2019, 01:48 PM IST

Pragya Thakur, a first-time BJP parliamentarian from Madhya Pradesh, recently told party workers that she "wasn't elected to get drains and toilets cleaned".

Thakur is not new to controversies. In the run-to her Lok Sabha elections, she had termed Mahatma Ga

Pragya Thakur kicks up another controversy: I have not become MP to clean toilets and drains

India | Jul 22, 2019, 10:46 AM IST

Pragya Thakur, who is on bail in the Malegaon Blast Case was addressing a group of BJP workers. Congress said that her statement "exposes" the "hollowness" of the 'Swachh Bharat' campaign.

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