The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to field Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur from its stronghold of Bhopal where the Congress has named senior leader and former Chief Minister, Mr. Digvijaya Singh as its candidate.
The Sadhvi said that it was not her desire but the people's demand that the one who was tormented by the leader through 'Hindu terror and remarks should be the one to take on Digvijaya Singh.
She said she has a strong connection with the Bhopal people and has worked across the city. Hitting out at Digvijaya Singh for allegedly hatching a conspiracy to keep her behind bars for 8 years, she said that it will please the people of Bhopal if she defeats him.
A key accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, she is out on bail but has not been discharged by the special NIA court. Mr. Digvijaya Singh got Bhopal seat after the Chief Minister, Mr. Kamal Nath said that if he wanted to contest the Lok Sabha polls, he should choose the 'toughest seat'.