Bhopal, October 14
BJP leader and Bhopal MP Pragya Thakur, who was confined to a wheelchair for a long time and got bail on medical grounds in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case, is seen in a viral video purportedly playing kabaddi.
Earlier, a video of her participating in the Garba dance during the ongoing Navratri festival had also surfaced.
But her sister said that her spinal problem could trouble her anytime.
A video that went viral on social media showed Thakur playing a game of kabaddi in the premises of a Kali temple on Wednesday.
Another video showed him dancing at a Garba event at the same venue during the ongoing Navratri, while an earlier clip showed him shooting hoops on a basketball court.
Pragya Thakur, 51, is out on bail in the Malegaon blast case due to health reasons and has begged for several court hearings on medical issues.
But critics say the BJP MP has shown no weakness in the recently viral video. After Garba dance, Pragya Thakur plays Kabaddi pic.twitter.com/LDTbDRglRk
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Madhya Pradesh Congress spokesperson Narendra Singh Saluja posted the latest video on Twitter.
“It’s a pleasure to see you healthy. Today you were seen playing garba. But whenever people are in trouble and calling you, you look sick, walk in a wheelchair or with support. Really a pain Happens. God bless you always,” he tweeted.
Defending the Bhopal MP, her elder sister Upma Thakur told PTI over phone that she was suffering from a spinal problem.
“You never know at what moment it could cause problems for him. There is a problem with his L4 and L5 bones (vertebrae) as they were displaced as ATS Maharashtra (investigators) threw him on the floor.
“Whenever these problems occur, the lower part of (her body) is left without any sensation… It can also happen when she sits down or gets down from the vehicle,” Upma said. said.
MP Congress media department vice-president Bhupendra Gupta said, “The Bhopal MP has different faces. Sometimes she is seen on a wheelchair and sometimes she also plays Garba and Kabaddi. He has many faces.”
He said in another satire that his previous claims of defeating coronavirus with cow urine deserve to be published in international journals.
“People of Madhya Pradesh want to know which is their true face – that of a Garba or Kabaddi player or a wheelchair-bound person?” He asked.
The 51-year-old BJP MP, out on bail on health grounds in the Malegaon blast case, had sought exemption from personal appearance in the trial court citing his physical condition. She remained in jail for almost nine years and got bail in 2017.
The case against him pertains to the September 29, 2008 bomb blasts in Malegaon, Maharashtra, in which at least six people were killed. The case was investigated by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) took over. -PTI