Malegaon blast accused and BJP MP from Bhopal Pragya Singh Thakur on Monday stirred yet another controversy when she claimed that the Opposition has been using some demonic powers that were behind the untimely death of senior BJP leaders like Sushma Swaraj, Babulal Gaur, and Arun Jaitley.

Pragya Singh Thakur was addressing a condolence meeting at the Madhya Pradesh BJP office to pay tributes to former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Babulal Gaur who died on August 20 at the age of 89 and former Union Minister Arun Jaitley who died on August 24 at the age of 66. BJP had lost former External Affairs Minister and senior leader Sushma Swaraj on August 6 at the age of 67.

Pragya Thakur had said that the Opposition was using “marak shakti” (killing power) to harm the BJP leaders and that is why Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj passed away untimely in quick succession.

“Sometime back a maharaj ji told me that I should enhance my sadhna (meditation) as very bad times are hovering over the BJP and its leaders because the entire Opposition is using ‘marak shakti’ (devilish killing powers) on the BJP and it will harm the big leaders of the party. You are the target so be careful. Since there was a huge crowd and I was in a hurry I could not pay attention to what maharaj ji had said but today when I see that BJP’s top brass like Sushma ji (Sushma Swaraj), Babulal ji (Babulal Gaur), and Arun ji (Arun Jaitley) died after suffering a lot of pain then it raises serious doubts. But it is a fact that our top veteran leaders are leaving us one by one,” said Pragya Thakur.

Earlier, in April, during the campaign for the Lok Sabha election, Thakur had claimed that former Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare, who attained martyrdom while fighting terrorists in the 26/11 terror attack, had died because of her curse.