BJP MP Pragya Thakur Nominated to Parliamentary Panel on Defence
GUWAHATI: BJP Lok Sabha member Pragya Singh Thakur has been nominated to a 21-member Parliamentary Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Defence headed by Union Minister Rajnath Singh.
Pragya Singh Thakur who was earlier accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case is currently out on bail on grounds of ill health, and faces multiple charges under sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, the Indian Penal Code, the Arms Act and the Explosive Substances Act.
Reacting to this, Congress on Twitter wrote, "Pragya Thakur, a terror accused & Godse fanatic has been nominated by the BJP govt. to be a member of the Parliamentary Panel on Defence. This move is an insult to our nation's defence forces, to our nation's esteemed parliamentarians & to every Indian."
Thakur contested the 2019 Indian general election from Bhopal constituency, running against Digvijaya Singh of the Indian National Congress, the former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.
It is to be mentioned that the consultative committee is decided by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and not by parliament itself.