BJP MP Pragya Thakur has courted controversy, again. This time, the Bhopal MP is in the news for commenting on people from the “lower castes” while addressing an event.
Flaunting her knowledge about the “Dharmashastras,” Pragya Thakur said that four castes were decided upon in the ancient Hindu texts for the system of the society.
She then goes on to say, “Kshatriya [the warrior caste] ko kshatriya keh do, bura nahi lagta. Brahmin [the highest among castes] ko brahmin keh do, bura nahi laga. Vaishya ko vaishya keh do, bura nahi lagta. Shudra [the lowest cast] ko shudra keh do, bura lag jata hai. Kaaran kya hai? Kyunki samajh nahi paate.”
This translates to, “A Kshatriya doesn’t feel bad if we call them kshatriya. A Brahmin doesn’t feel bad if we call them brahmin. A Vaishya doesn’t feel bad if we call them Vaishya. But a Shudra feels bad if we call them Shudra, what is the reason? Because they don’t understand.”
A video of her remarks is doing the rounds on social media.
#WATCH | Kshatriya ko kshatriya keh do, bura nahi lagta. Brahmin ko brahmin keh do, bura nahi laga. Vaishya ko vaishya keh do, bura nahi lagta. Shudra ko shudra keh do, bura lag jata hai. Kaaran kya hai? Kyunki samajh nahi paate: BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur in Sehore, MP (12.12) pic.twitter.com/CbCctxmACp
— ANI (@ANI) December 12, 2020
Meanwhile, Pragya Thakur on Sunday also hit out at Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over the attack on BJP national president Jagat Prakash Nadda’s convoy in West Bengal saying that BJP will win in the next Assembly elections and there will be “Hindu Raj” in West Bengal.
“She [Mamata Banerjee] is frustrated because she has realised that her rule is about to end. BJP will win the next Assembly election and there will be Hindu Raj in West Bengal,” news agency ANI quoted Pragya Thakur as saying.