Mp assembly needs Vaastu cHeck
The death of nine MLAs in the last four years in Madhya Pradesh has made a Congress legislator suspect “vaastu dosh” in the new Assembly building on the Arera hills. On the first day of the winter session of the Assembly, when tributes were being paid to the deceased MLAs, including two sitting members, senior Congress MLA, K.P. Singh raised the issue of “vaastu dosh” in the building and appealed to the Speaker, Sitasharan Sharma to get it removed.
Pointing at the death of nine sitting members since the current Assembly was constituted at the end of 2013, Singh said, “I request the Speaker to get the building examined thoroughly from the spiritual point of view and organise some karmakaand (rituals) as per traditions,” said Singh. Addressing the Legislative Affairs Minister Narottam Mishra, Singh also appealed to him “to do what it takes to ward off the vaastu dosh.”
The Speaker said he would discuss the issue with the ministers and other senior legislators and engage a “vaastu expert” for opinion. “I do not believe in such superstitions but now that a very senior member of the Assembly has spoken extensively in the House about the issue, I have decided to give it a thought.”
Recalling similar concerns expressed long back, the Speaker said that he had been told that an exercise to remove vaastu dosh had been carried out during the tenure of Srinivas Tiwari as Speaker, between 1993 and 2003, during the Congress regime.
A decade ago, senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya had also raised the issue and had asked Indorebased Institute of Vedic Vastu and Research Foundation for a report in his personal capacity.
And in 2008, the then state president of Samajwadi Party, Narayan Tripathi, had organised an all-party yagna to drive away the vaastu dosh, claiming that the ruling BJP did not have the courage to organise such an event. No one had turned up for his religious event.