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Pragya Singh Thakur

Indian Member of Parliament, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon bombings

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Pragya Singh Thakur, better known as Sadhvi Pragya, is an Indian politician belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party. During the college days, she was active member of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and later joined various affiliate organisations of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

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BJP chides Pragya Singh Thakur over 'toilet cleaning' remark

Party's working president JP Nadda summons her, seeks explanation
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BJP working president Nadda pulls up Pragya Singh Thakur for her toilet remarks

She was summoned to the BJP headquarters, where Nadda conveyed to her the party leadership's displeasure with her comments made at Sehore in Madhya Pradesh on Sunday, party sources said.
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Haven't become MP to clean toilets, drains: Pragya Thakur

Kicking up a new controversy, BJP's Bhopal MP Pragya Singh Thakur on Sunday asserted that she had not been elected to Parliament to clean toilets and drains. "We have not been elected to clean your..
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Hum naali ya toilets saaf karwane ke liye MP nahi bane hain: Sadhvi Pragya Thakur's another shocker

Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur's statement that they have not become MPs to clean gutters or toilets goes totally against the idea of Swachh Bharat (clean India) scheme.
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BJP MP Pragya Thakur gets no relief from NIA court

The Bhopal MP is an accused in the Malegaon Blast case and is out on bail; the judge excused her presence from court for Thursday.
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Court rejects Pragya exemption plea, says reason 'not genuine'

A special NIA court on Thursday rejected 2008 Malegaon blast accused and newly-elected MP Pragya Thakur's plea for prolonged exemption from appearing before it, terming the grounds "not genuine". In..
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Court rejects Pragya's plea for exemption from appearance

The trial court on Thursday rejected an application made by BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur, prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, seeking permanent exemption from appearance once a week. The..
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Opposition protests against Pragya Thakur for adding guru's name in oath


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Controversy erupts over Bhopal MP Sadhvi Pragya's name during oath as Lok Sabha member

Amid protests and shoutings, Thakur said that it was her full name and she had mentioned that she had already mentioned her full name in the form she had filled for oath taking.
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Sadhvi Pragya sparks controversy while taking oath

The mention of Swami Purna Chetnanand Avdheshanand Giri by Pragya as suffix to her name evoked sharp reaction from the opposition members who said that such a thing was not permitted. Amid noise and..
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Madhya Pradesh: BJP MP Pragya Thakur, party workers protest against recurrent power cuts in state

BJP workers and supporters on Wednesday took to the streets here to protest against the frequent power cut in the state. BJP Bhopal lawmaker Pragya Singh Thakur also participated in the agitation.
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Malegaon blast: Bombay HC to hear discharge plea of Sadhvi Pragya, others on July 29

The Bombay high court on Wednesday has fixed July 29 for the final hearing of Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and two other accused's discharge applications in 2008 Malegaon blasts case. The accused have..
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Pragya Singh Thakur appears in court, says it’s ‘dusty’

Malegaon blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur appeared in the special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Friday but kept standing for more than two hours and threw a fit about the “dirty and..
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Pragya refuses to sit in court, complains about dust

BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur, a prime accused in 2008 Malegaon blast case, appeared for the first time before the special court after her Lok Sabha victory where she expressed disapproval about the chair..
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Malegaon blast accused Pragya appears in NIA court in Mumbai


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Pragya Thakur hospitalised, fails to appear before court

BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur failed to appear before a court in Mumbai on Thursday - for the second time this week - in connection with the 2008 Malegaon blast case. Her lawyer told the court that she is..
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Pragya gets day’s exemption from court


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Malegaon blast: Pragya Thakur's plea for exemption from appearance rejected

Special NIA judge VS Padalkar rejected newly-elected Bhopal MP Pragya Thakur's application for exemption from appearance in a special court in which she stated that she has to complete formalities..
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