Digvijay Singh sticks to claim on Pragya-Rajnath meeting, posts pic

Sticking to his claim that Rajnath Singh had met Pragya Thakur, Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Saturday posted on Twitter a photo purportedly showing the Malegaon blast case accused seated beside the Home Minister and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

PTI| Updated: Jul 09, 2016, 13:09 PM IST

New Delhi: Sticking to his claim that Rajnath Singh had met Pragya Thakur, Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Saturday posted on Twitter a photo purportedly showing the Malegaon blast case accused seated beside the Home Minister and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

"Do you recognise the two BJP Leaders with Pragya Thakur? Would Rajnath ji and Shivraj ji pl respond," the Congress General Secretary said in a series of tweets along with the photograph. However, it was not clear when the purported photograph was taken.

Digvijay's reaction came after BJP termed as "baseless" his claim that Rajnath Singh had met Pragya Thakur in 2008, when the BJP was in opposition.

The Congress leader, who has in the past too made similar claims which Rajnath Singh had then denied, raked up the issue after the BJP targeted him over a 2012 video showing him praising controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who has come under government scrutiny after reports emerged that terrorists involved in Dhaka attack were inspired by him.

 

Taking a dig over the video issue, Digvijay today tweeted:

The BJP has been insisting that Zakir was a "threat" to national security as it was clear from his speeches that he "incited" people.

 

Digvijay also raked up the issue of journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik meeting JuD chief Hafiz Saeed in Pakistan by posting a photo of the meeting.