Facing flak for her remarks against the then Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare, Malegaon blast accused and BJP candidate Pragya Singh Thakur demanded an apology on Saturday from those who “tortured” her for “nine years.”
Pragya had apologised on Friday after her statement that Karkare died in the 26/11 terror attack because she had “cursed” him for “torturing” her, evoked widespread condemnation.
However, when reporters reached her residence on Saturday and asked her about the controversial statement, She lost her cool. “Will you get an apology from those who tortured me for nine years?” she said. “I have myself apologised yesterday… I give you the authority to get an apology from those who tortured me.”
Out on bail, Pragya, 48, is facing trial under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in the 2008 blast case. Six people died in the blast at Malegaon in Maharashtra, on September 29 that year.
The BJP on Wednesday announced Ms. Thakur’s candidature from the Bhopal Lok Sabha seat, where she would be facing Congress leader Digvijay Singh.