Pragya Singh Thakur: News

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.

Court pulls up Pragya Thakur for skipping Malegaon trial hearing 

The special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Mumbai has expressed concern over Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Singh Thakur's consistent failure to attend trial hearings related to the 2008 Malegaon blast case.

Pragya Thakur accuses BJP MLA of running illegal liquor vend

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Lok Sabha MP from Bhopal, Pragya Singh Thakur, has accused fellow party leader and legislator Sudesh Rai of running an illegal liquor store in Madhya Pradesh's Sehore district.

Lok Sabha elections: Controversial MPs missing from BJP's first list

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its first list of 195 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections on Saturday, swapping out 33 sitting MPs for fresh faces.

17 Feb 2022


Wear hijab at home, not outside: BJP MP Pragya Thakur

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 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Pragya Thakur in AIIMS, reveals BJP after 'missing' posters emerge

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.

22 Dec 2019


Pragya Thakur files complaint against SpiceJet crew over seat allotment

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Pragya Singh Thakur on Saturday filed a complaint against private airline SpiceJet alleging misconduct.

08 Dec 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Pragya Thakur demands FIR over Congress MLA's 'burn her' threat

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 2019

P Chidambaram

People afraid to criticize Modi government, says industrialist Rahul Bajaj

Bajaj Group chairperson Rahul Bajaj on Saturday raised several concerns about the Narendra Modi government at an event.

Pragya Thakur apologizes for Godse remark; says statement was 'distorted'

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Singh Thakur has tendered an apology for praising Mahatma Gandhi's assassin in the Parliament.

Row erupts over terror-accused Pragya's nomination to Defence Ministry panel

In a controversial move, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Thakur has been nominated to the parliamentary consultative committee of the Ministry of Defence.

03 Oct 2019

Narendra Modi

Pragya Thakur, who called Godse 'patriot', misses Gandhi Jayanti events

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.

26 Aug 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Opposition's 'curse' behind Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj's deaths: Pragya Thakur

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.

Haven't been elected to clean toilets: Pragya Thakur tells BJP-worker

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 2019

Lok Sabha

Pragya's bike, allegedly used for Malegaon blast, presented in court

The motorbike, which was used for the 2008 Malegaon blast case, was on Monday presented before the trial court for examination.

23 May 2019

West Bengal

#Verdict2019: NDA gets bigger mandate than 2014, UPA shrinks

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.

23 May 2019

Madhya Pradesh

#Verdict2019: A look at what's happening on VIP seats

Even as Election Commission started counting the votes for Lok Sabha elections, all eyes turned towards the VIP seats.

23 May 2019

Atal Bihari Vajpayee

#Verdict2019: BJP asks 20,000 workers to come to Delhi

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.

17 May 2019

Narendra Modi

Will never forgive Pragya for insulting Bapu: PM Modi

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 2019

Makkal Needhi Maiam

Godse was 'deshbhakt', says BJP's Pragya Thakur; apologizes later

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).