Terrorist, go back: NSUI workers, students tell BJP's Pragya Thakur
Pragya Thakur, the parliamentarian from Bhopal, was on Wednesday greeted with unsavory words by students and the workers of National Students' Union of India (NSUI). She had gone to Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication to meet two protesting female students but had to face embarrassment. Later, she told the press she would take legal action. "They are all traitors," she claimed.
Two students were protesting after they were expelled
Apparently, two students Shreya Pandey and Manu Sharma were protesting as they were not allowed to take examinations over short attendance. They were protesting since Tuesday night with one of them alleging that the head of the department behaved with her "inappropriately". Pragya wanted to have a word with them, but her attempt sparked another controversy she clearly wasn't prepared for.
Pragya was called a terrorist, greeted with sloganeering
As Pragya arrived at the campus, dozens of students raised slogans of "aatankwadi vapas jao (terrorist, go back)". She tried to talk to one girl but sloganeering drowned her words. About the incident, NSUI President Vivek Tripathi said, "NSUI workers and university students did not allow Pragya Thakur to enter the campus as she was playing politics with issues related to students."
Here is the video of the incident
#WATCH Bhopal: NSUI workers raise "aatankwadi wapas jayo" "Pragya Thakur, go back" slogans at Makhanlal Chaturvedi University. BJP MP Pragya Thakur had gone there to meet female students who were sitting on a 'dharna' against the university, over attendance issue. (25.12.19) pic.twitter.com/HKU1tZqoBY— ANI (@ANI) December 25, 2019
Situation got out of hand when BJP supporters raised slogans
The situation at the campus became tensed after BJP supporters, who accompanied Pragya, also raised slogans. Normalcy returned only after cops intervened. For those unaware, the MP is an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case in which six people lost their lives. Out on bail on health grounds, Pragya defeated Congress' stalwart Digvijaya Singh by over 3 lakh votes in the summer elections.
Furious at incident, Pragya said words used were "illegal"
Later, an indignant Pragya said that the words used against her were illegal and indecent. She revealed she had gone to the varsity on Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon's request. "I returned to the varsity campus and persuaded the girls to call off their protest. It was when some NSUI workers raised indecent slogans," she said and promised to take the legal route.
They abused a female MP, will take action: Pragya
BJP MP Pragya Thakur: They said MP is a terrorist, these words are illegal indecent. They abused a female MP, on a constitutional post, they are all traitors. I will definitely take action. #Bhopal #MadhyaPradesh (25.12.19) https://t.co/zVY1c8pIxP pic.twitter.com/N1QnuW0Rhu— ANI (@ANI) December 25, 2019
Last week, Pragya was confronted for delaying flight
This row comes days after Pragya's SpiceJet episode, wherein she had an altercation with the crew after being denied a seat of her choice. When the ruckus delayed the take-off from Delhi, a flier reminded Pragya that since she is a politician, she shouldn't create problems in the lives of people. Meanwhile, SpiceJet said it asked Pragya to switch seats over safety concerns.
The confrontation had gone viral
“Isme first class nahin hai, meri suvidha nahin hai....”— SamSays (@samjawed65) December 23, 2019
“Aapka right nahin hai first class” “Mera right hai first class”
Pragya Thakur in conversation with a passenger after holding up the flight over seat allocation.pic.twitter.com/89ajV82OLe