EC has shown itself in poor light, FIR against Pragya Thakur inadequate response: Soz

TNN Bureau. Updated: 4/25/2019 5:51:18 PM Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, Apr 25: Alleging that the Election Commission has shown itself in poor light, former union minister and senior Congress leader Prof Saifuddin Soz said the EC’s FIR against Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur for admitting her involvement in the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992 was not an adequate response to her ‘open propagation of sectarian Hindutva’.

Pragya Thakur, main accused in Malegaon blast, BJP’s nominee for the Bhopal Lok Sabha seat.

“My assessment on the performance of the EC is that it has shown a kind of partisan attitude in the discharge of its duty. When it decided to lodge an FIR against Pragya Thakur, the other day, I was disgusted to see that EC had not shown its nerve to deal with the terror under the law, fully,” Prof Soz said in a statement issued here on Thursday.

“The Commission’s FIR against her (Pragya Thakur) is not adequate response to her open propagation of sectarian Hindutva, her disrespect for the constitution of India by clear communal reference to Babri Mosque and derogatory and unlawful remarks against Himant Karkare. All this has not constituted any serious offence in the eyes of the EC,” he alleged.

He said in the broader question is that the EC has not even bated its eyes on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah, who have been promoting extremely sectarian narrative in utter disregard of the Constitution of India. Hasn’t PM Modi been bringing in Armed Forces in his continuous narrative around Pulwama, Balakote and the like? Haven’t the Duo brought in Sectarian Hindutva ideology during their election campaign in the fullest possible manner,” he alleged.

He further alleged that the EC has tried to practically show that PM Modi and Mr Shah are entities above law of the land.


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