Days after Pragya Thakur’s video of playing basketball went viral on social media, the Bhopal BJP MP is seen dancing at a wedding she helped organize. Her dancing video has again drawn backlash on social media as she has been seen wheelchair-bound so far.
The latest video is from Pragya Thakur’s official residence in Bhopal where a twin wedding of two underprivileged young women was organized. Thakur is seen shaking a leg at the celebration and asking people to join in.
However, the brides told reporters that they were very happy and felt blessed. The father of one of the brides, a daily-wage worker, said he was grateful to Pragya Thakur as he was very poor and didn’t have enough money to organize his daughter’s wedding.
I feel like I have been given a second life. I am very poor. I did not have enough to marry my daughters. But Pragya Thakur helped us. I pray to the mother goddess for her long life. I am very happy and grateful, he told reporters.
Taking a dig at the BJP MP, Congress spokesperson, Narendra Saluja said “Whenever we see the Bhopal MP, sister Pragya Thakur, play basketball and walking without support or dancing happily like this, it makes us happy…?”
On July 1, Pragya Thakur was seen dribbling the ball before netting it in a basketball hoop on the ground with remarkable ease amid cheers and clapping as seen in the video. She had gone to attend a sapling plantation event at Saket Nagar in Bhopal on Thursday, where she spotted some players practicing on a basketball ground. Seeing the players, she also decided to take a shot.
The video had drawn Narendra Saluja’s sarcasm on Twitter where he had shared the video. He wrote, he had seen MP Sadhvi Thakur wheelchair-bound so far. But today he is delighted to see her hands on the basketball court at the stadium. It was known that she could not walk or stand due to injury. Praying for her good health, he wrote on Twitter in Hindi.
Pragya Singh Thakur is an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, where six people were killed and hundreds were left injured after an explosive device strapped to a motorcycle went off near a mosque in north Maharashtra on September 29, 2008.
In January this year, the special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Mumbai had granted exemption from physical appearance to her till further orders. She had appeared before the Special Court, seeking permanent exemption on medical and other grounds.