Thakur claimed a “Maharaj” once advised her not to stop her “sadhna (devotion)” because “bad times” were upon the BJP leaders, who would be “harmed” as the Opposition was using “marak shakti” against the party.
In the morning, Prakash Gajbhiye turned up at the Vidhan Bhavan, where the Monsoon Session is currently on, in full police regalia, carrying a placard that denounced Thakur’s claim that Karkare died because of her curse.
The blast, which occurred at Bhiku Chowk on September 29, 2008, at around 9.30 pm, also injured over 100 people. Thakur’s lawyers submitted that after the blast, the police could not reach the site of the explosion for over six hours, and therefore could not see any motorcycle or bicycle at the spot.
On the first day of 17th Lok Sabha, Thakur mentioned Swami Purna Chetnanand Avdheshanand Giri as suffix to her name Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, evoking a sharp reaction from the Opposition members who said that such a thing was not permitted.