BJP’s `fire brand’ Sadhvi and Union Minister Uma Bharti has interestingly called herself an ‘ordinary and foolish creature’ in front of Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, the BJP’s candidate from Bhopal for Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
“She is a great saint, don’t compare me with her, I’m just an ordinary and foolish creature,” the minister said on being asked if Pragya Thakur will take her place in Madhya Pradesh politics.
The BJP had fielded Malegaon blast case accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur from Bhopal. Out on bail, Thakur has been discharged by a court on charges under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) in the 2008 case but is still facing trial under other criminal provisions.
It may be recalled that Uma Bharathi was responsible for brining BJP government in Madhya Pradesh with her whirlwind campaign and continuous fighting against the then Digvijay Singh’s Congress government in the state. However, after getting power, the BJP had removed her as Chief Minister with less then a year period and since then she was not given any place in Madhya Pradesh politics by the party.