NCP MLC dresses up as Hemant Karkare to flay BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur's 'curse'

Updated: Jun 26, 2019, 20:34 IST | mid-day online desk

An accused in the Malegaon 2008 bomb blast, during the last Lok Sabha elections, Thakur had accused the former Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad chief Karkare of torturing her

NCP MLC dresses up as Hemant Karkare to flay BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur's 'curse'
Nationalist Congress Party legislator Prakash Gajbhiye. Pic/Twitter IANS

On Wednesday, Maverick Nationalist Congress Party legislator Prakash Gajbhiye turned heads when he came to Maharashtra Legislature dressed up like the former slain top cop, Hemant Karkare. Carrying a placard, he moved around silently to "express regrets" over the recent comments by Bhopal MP, Pragya Singh Thakur, on the late Karkare, who was among the martyrs during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

"That I was killed by Pragya's curse is superstition. I became a martyr for the country", read the placard. Taken aback by this form of agitation, security personnel quickly whisked Gajbhiye away from the spot, even as it evoked mixed reactions from other legislators and media persons.

An accused in the Malegaon 2008 bomb blast, during the last Lok Sabha elections, Thakur had accused the former Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad chief Karkare of torturing her and claimed that he was killed because of her "curse". Later, as the controversy snowballed, she backtracked on her comment on the distinguished IPS officer.

Hailing from Nagpur, Gajbhiye frequently highlights major issues in an off-beat manner. In the past, he had dressed up like Sant Tukaram, a farmer, to draw attention to the causes which he espoused, said an aide.

With inputs from IANS

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