Madhya Pradesh: Pragya Singh Thakur, BJP’s LS candidate from Bhopal breaks down while meeting Union Minister and senior BJP leader Uma Bharti in Bhopal. Both of them posed for a happy union in Bhopal on Monday and denied any mutual disagreement or resentment.
The ‘cordial’ meet came after the senior BJP leader asked people on Saturday not compare her Thakur, chosen by the party to take on Congress’s Digvijaya Singh in Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency. When Bharti was asked if Thakur is her political successor in MP, Bharti said, “Voh toh mahan sant hain … main murkh, tuchh prani hun (Pragya is a great saint, I am foolish and ordinary).”
As Bharti landed in Bhopal, Thakur went to her residence and the two embraced each other happily. Bharti greeted the Bhopal candidate with sweets, tilak and flowers, and both denied having any rift and called it a media stunt.
As Thakur prepared to leave, Bharti came out of residence to see her off and bowed down, leading to Thakur bursting into tears. Bharti held her with affection and comforted her.
“I have been a former MP in Bhopal and she is contesting the
Lok Sabha polls now so don’t link the meeting as ruthna-manana (sulking and
appeasement),” Bharti told the media.
I am personally happy with her candidature, said Bharti, calling Thakur an exceptional saint.
Thakur, too, denied reports that Bharti was upset with her and said that saints are always connected with each other at heart and there is never any aguish or confusion between them. “Politics goes on but we are always together,” she said.