Articles about Pragya Singh Thakur
Pragya Singh Thakur, also known as Sadhvi Pragya, is an Indian politician and Member of Parliament who represents the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Previously, she was actively involved with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). Thakur was a student of Lahar College and during her college days, she became a member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad in 1993. Following this, she became ABVP’s state secretary but later left it in 1997. After this, she worked for Hindu Jagran Manch, Durga Vahini, and Rashtravadi Sena. She is also one of the founding members of Vande Mataram Jan Kalyan Samiti. In 2019, she joined the BJP and in the same year, she was made a part of the 21-member parliamentary consultative committee on defense, which is headed by Rajnath Singh. Thakur was one of the prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon bombings where 10 people were killed and 82 people were injured. She was arrested on charges of terror after her bike was found to be used in the incident. Mumbai’s Anti-Terrorist Squad alleged that Thakur formed a group to take revenge for the 2006 Mumbai train bombings.
17 Feb 2022Politics
Amid the ongoing row over hijab, BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur said headscarves should be worn when people feel unsafe at homes and not outside, where there is "Hindu Samaj."
30 May 2020Politics
In Bhopal, the parliamentary constituency of BJP's controversial politician Pragya Singh Thakur, several "missing posters" were spotted on Friday, taking a swipe at her absence from the area when it is struggling with the coronavirus pandemic.
30 Dec 2019Politics
Do you remember the last time our politicians were decent in public fora? Yeah, we neither! And this year, insanity and absurdness on public platforms touched new lows, courtesy the general elections.
22 Dec 2019India
Bharatiya Janata Party MP Pragya Singh Thakur on Saturday filed a complaint against private airline SpiceJet alleging misconduct.
08 Dec 2019Politics
Bharatiya Janata Party MP Pragya Singh Thakur reached a police station in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, late Saturday, demanding an FIR against a Congress MLA.
01 Dec 2019India
Bajaj Group chairperson Rahul Bajaj on Saturday raised several concerns about the Narendra Modi government at an event.
29 Nov 2019Politics
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Singh Thakur has tendered an apology for praising Mahatma Gandhi's assassin in the Parliament.
21 Nov 2019Politics
In a controversial move, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Thakur has been nominated to the parliamentary consultative committee of the Ministry of Defence.
15 Oct 2019Politics
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Maharashtra on Tuesday released its manifesto for the upcoming assembly elections in the state.
03 Oct 2019Politics
By fielding Pragya Thakur from Bhopal in summer elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) drew ire from several quarters. Fortunately, the gamble paid off as she bettered Congress stalwart Digvijaya Singh by a huge margin and won.
08 Sep 2019Politics
On Sunday, the Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey said that the former Prime Minister Morarji Desai used to drink cow urine for its medicinal properties.
26 Aug 2019Politics
In an explosive statement, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Pragya Singh Thakur on Monday held the Opposition responsible for the deaths of BJP leaders Arun Jaitley, Babulal Gaur, and Sushma Swaraj.
22 Jul 2019Politics
Terror accused-turned-parliamentarian, Pragya Thakur, on Sunday sparked yet another controversy when she said she hasn't been elected to "clean toilets".
09 Jul 2019India
The motorbike, which was used for the 2008 Malegaon blast case, was on Monday presented before the trial court for examination.
In 2014, BJP scripted history and five years later it did the same. NDA led by BJP is leading in 342 seats while UPA managed to perform well in just 95 seats.
Even as Election Commission started counting the votes for Lok Sabha elections, all eyes turned towards the VIP seats.
The counting of votes for Lok Sabha seats began at 8 AM on Thursday. While it is still early to conclude who will win the much-awaited elections, Bharatiya Janata Party is confident of painting the country saffron.
22 May 2019Politics
The counting for Lok Sabha elections will begin on Thursday, and Opposition parties don't want to leave anything to chance.
19 May 2019Politics
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was among the early voters who cast their ballot on Sunday, the last phase of 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
17 May 2019Politics
Just two days ahead of the final phase of voting for the Lok Sabha elections, BJP launched damage control after three senior party leaders and election candidates made comments favoring Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse.
17 May 2019Politics
A day after BJP's Bhopal candidate Pragya Singh Thakur called Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse a deshbhakt, PM Narendra Modi slammed her over her remarks.
16 May 2019Politics
BJP's Bhopal Lok Sabha candidate and Malegaon blasts-accused, Pragya Singh Thakur, on Thursday called Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse a "deshbhakt" (patriot).
12 May 2019Politics
The penultimate phase of Lok Sabha polls, the sixth phase, is underway in several states. Voting is being held for 59 seats.