Sadhvi Pragya joins BJP, may contest from Bhopal

Last Updated: Wed, Apr 17, 2019 13:41 hrs
Sadhvi Pragya

Mumbai: Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur announced that that she has formally joined the BJP and will contest the elections. "I will win also," she said. She is likely to contest from Bhopal against Congress heavyweight Digvijaya Singh.

Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur was acquitted of of all charges in 2017 in connection with the murder of right-wing activist Sunil Joshi in 2007. Joshi was shot dead by two men riding a motorbike on December 29. 

She also got a clean chit from the NIA in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case in 2016.

Charges against Thakur under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act have been dropped as well.