Mp as­sem­bly needs Vaastu cHeck

The Sunday Guardian - - Covert -

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.

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