BJP working president JP Nadda has expressed his displeasure over party’s Bhopal MP Sadhvi Pragya’s controversial statement and advised her to refrain from making such comments.
Sadhvi Pragya was summoned to the party office in Delhi by JP Nadda and BJP organisational general secretary BL Santosh. According to sources, when the party high command questioned Sadhvi Pragya on her comment, she didn’t say anything.
She has kicked up a controversy saying yesterday stating that she has not become a lawmaker to clean drains or toilets, a statement the Congress said has “exposed” the “hollowness” of the BJP’s flagship ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign.
Addressing a meeting of BJP workers in Sehore in Madhya Pradesh, Sadhvi Pragya, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case who is currently out on bail, said the job of an MP is to work with MLAs, corporators and public representatives to ensure development.
“So keep this in mind…We are not here for cleaning a drain. Is it clear?. We are absolutely not (here) for cleaning your toilets. The work which we are supposed to do and elected for, we will do it honestly. This we had said in the past, saying it today and stick to it in future as well,” said Sadhvi Pragya, who won her maiden election from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat by defeating Congress leader Digvijay Singh.
The Hindutva leader further said an MP should be told to do work befitting a parliamentarian. An MP’s work is to join hands with MLAs, corporators and public representatives for development.”