Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh High Court on Thursday served a notice to Bhopal Member of Parliament Pragya Thakur while responding to a petition challenging her election to Lok Sabha in 2019. The HC single bench of Judge Vishal Dhagat after hearing the arguments of the petition’s lawyer directed Thakur to furnish her reply within four weeks.

Bhopal-based senior journalist Rakesh Dixit had filed a petition with MP high court recently challenging Thakur’s election. Dixit’s lawyer Arvind Srivastava speaking said that in the petition, his client has accused Thakur of contesting lok sabha election while fanning communal sentiments and levelling baseless allegations against her Congress opponent Digvijay Singh in the run up to voting.

The petitioner has also furnished CD containing Thakur’s inflammatory statements including the one in which she confessed her involvement in Babri demolition. “We have also furnished details of newspaper reports on her objectionable speeches and details of the 72-hour ban placed on her by the Election Commission of India over her objectionable remarks,” said Srivastava.

The lawyer further said that Thakur in her campaign portrayed Digvijay Singh as anti-Hindu and attacked her with baseless allegations.