Former Union minister Arun Jaitley passed away on Saturday after a prolonged illness.
Controversial Bhopal MP Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur stirred a controversy on Monday saying that a saint had told her that the Opposition was ‘trying to curse’ use ‘marak shakti’ on the BJP. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader made the remarks during a function in Bhopal to pay homage to former Union minister Arun Jaitley and former MP chief minister Babulal Gaur.
“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?” Thakur is seen saying in a video posted by ANI.
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#WATCH Pragya Thakur,BJP MP: Once a Maharaj ji told me that bad times are upon us&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? pic.twitter.com/ZeYHkacFJj
— ANI (@ANI) August 26, 2019
Former Union minister Arun Jaitley passed away on Saturday after a prolonged illness. He was admitted to the AIIMS in New Delhi on August 9 after he complained of breathlesness. The senior BJP leader was kept on life-support under the supervision of a team of multi-disciplinary doctors for nearly 2 weeks. On Sunday, Jaitley was cremated with full state honours at Nigambodh Ghat in New Delhi.
Babulal Gaur, former Madhya Pradesh CM, had passed away last week due to a cardiac arrest. He was 89. The BJP leader breathed his last at Narmada Hospital in Bhopal where he was admitted after he complained of uneasiness earlier.
A number of other senior political leaders have passed away this month. Former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj passed away at the age of 67 after suffering a heart attack. Sheila Dikshit, former Delhi Chief Minister, passed away on July 20 after keeping unwell for a few weeks. Among other BJP leaders to have passed away in the recent past include, Gopinath Munde, Anat Kumar