Rajnath supports party workers helping Sadhvi

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New Delhi, Nov 9 (UNI) BJP president Rajnath Singh, who was the first to come to the defence of prime suspect in Malegoan Blast case Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, today said he was not opposed to party workers extending legal help to the arrested Sadhvi.

In an interview with a news channel, Mr Singh said he did not believe that she could be involved and the police had not produced requisite evidence pointing to her involvement. If they have evidence, they should place it before people but there should be no harassment unnecessarily. She was subjected to narco tests repeatedly which has not happened with other terror suspects. This is some sort of torture and harassment, he said.

Asked about the reports of a Madhya Pradesh Minister extending legal help to the arrested sadhvi, he said he was not opposed to the workers extending such help. ''I have nothing to say on the issue,'' he said.

Asked if the BJP would field Sadhvi in the coming elections, he said she (sadhvi) was not a member of the BJP and nobody had sought any ticket. Asked about the Bharatiya Jana Shakti leader Uma Bharti's offer to field the arrested sadhvi to contest elections, Mr Singh replied, ''may be she has sought (Uma's party) ticket. I don't know.'' He said it was wrong to compare the Malegoan blasts investigation with the Jamia Nagar encounter where suspicions were raised against the inspector Mohan Lal Sharma who was killed in the encounter.

Asked about the BJP's prospects in the ongoing elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Delhi, Mr Singh said he was confident that the BJP Governments would return to power based on the performances and achievements.

The BJP-led NDA is poised to win a majority on its own in the coming elections and BJP Prime Ministerial nominee will be the PM, he said.


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