Anyone Trying to Break India Is a Criminal: Pragya Thakur on Nehru

Thakur backed former MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s remark that Nehru was a “criminal” for imposing Article 370.

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File image of Bhopal MP Pragya Thakur.

Bhopal MP Pragya Thakur stirred a fresh controversy on Monday, 19 August, as she backed former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's remark that Jawaharlal Nehru was a “criminal” for imposing Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, reports NDTV.

Lashing out at Nehru, Thakur said, “Whoever will hurt our motherland, anyone who tries to break our India, surely is a criminal.”

Terming those opposing the abrogation of Article 370 as unpatriotic, Thakur said patriots are those who are proud of the removal of Sections 370 and 35A and of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, according to NDTV.

Earlier, Chouhan had said that Nehru's decision to introduce Article 370 was an act of "crime," receiving sharp criticism from the opposition.

"The introduction of Article 370 was a crime. It led to terrorism while Sheikh Abdullah's family prospered. The people of Kashmir remained poor. Nehru committed the crime of announcing ceasefire in a war with Pakistan, at a time when Indian forces were driving out the Pakistani infiltrators from Jammu and Kashmir. Due to this, one-third of the portion (PoK) remained with Pakistan," Chouhan was quoted by ANI earlier.

Thakur also slammed Congress leader Digvijay Singh, who had opposed the abrogation of Article 370, saying that people who work for religion and national interest should come together and that’s why she was elected, India Today reported.

Thakur defeated Singh from Bhopal Parliamentary seat in 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

(With inputs from NDTV and India Today.)

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