Opposition using marak shakti to harm BJP leaders: Sadhvi Pragya on Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj deaths

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Opposition using marak shakti to harm BJP leaders: Sadhvi Pragya on Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj deaths

Bhopal BJP MP Sadhvi Pragya is back with a controversial statement and this time she has said that the Opposition is apparently using a "marak shakti" to harm BJP leaders. She blamed these evil powers being used by the Opposition for the recent deaths of former Union ministers Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj.

Addressing a condolence meeting at the state BJP office, Sadhvi Pragya said, "Once a Maharaj ji told me that bad times are upon us and Opposition is upto something using some 'marak shakti' against BJP. I later forgot what he said but now when I see our top leaders leaving us one by one, I am forced to think, wasn't Maharaj ji right?"

Sadhvi Pragya was referring to the deaths of two BJP stalwarts Arun Jaitley, who passed away at the age of 66 on August 24 and Sushma Swaraj, who passed away on August 6.



A number of key BJP leaders and former ministers such as Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, Anant Kumar and earlier former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee have died in the past months. All have died due to health issues.

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While former finance minister Jaitley passed away after suffering from prolonged illness, Sushma Swaraj died at the age of 66 due to sudden cardiac arrest.

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar was suffering from cancer for a long time and he passed away after fighting a prolonged battle.

Sadhvi Pragya, who successfully contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Bhopal, has made a number of controversial statements in the past, some of which have even forced her to issue apologies.

She was even issued a showcause notice by the BJP in the run-up to the elections for voicing support for Nathuram Godse and calling him a patriot. Nathuram Godse had assassinated Mahatma Gandhi.

Before this, Sadhvi Pragya claimed that the then Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare was killed in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks due to her "curse".