Nagpur: Youth Congress, Seva Dal Women’s Congress and NSUI have strongly condemned BJP candidate from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya over her painful remark about Hemant Karkare, the Maharashtra ATS chief who was killed in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack. She had claimed that Hemant Karkare died during the attack as she had “cursed” him for torturing her when he probed the Malegaon blast case as chief of the Anti-Terrorism Squad. Sadhvi Pragya is an accused in the 2008 blast case.
“Sadhvi Pragya’s remark on Hemant Karkare has pained the entire nation. The police officer was martyred while fighting terrorists. We strongly condemn her remark,” said the office-bearers of Youth Congress, Seva Dal, Mahila Congress and NSUI.
Later a delegation of the office-bearers submitted a memorandum to Tehsildar demanding strong action against the Sadhvi. The delegation comprised Irshad Sheikh, Faisal Nagani, Rajkumar Gedam, Manju Meshram, Nargis Qureshi, Ishrat Bano, and several others.