Rajasthan legislators demand purification ritual; in view of ‘bad spirits’ roaming around
In a rather bizarre demand, the legislators of the Rajasthan assembly have demanded a purification of the Assembly to get rid of ‘ghosts’.
The ghosts saga came up suddenly after a Rajasthan MLA passed away on Wednesday.
It was reportedly that another MLA had recently passed away due to swine flu while two other leaders are undergoing treatment for the same.
The development was confirmed by government chief whip Kalu Lal Gurjar who said that other MLAs have called for puja path to get rid of the “dosh” (curse).
While speaking to the media outside the assembly, he said that there is a belief that the building was built on a land which was a cremation ground earlier and there may be spirits roaming around.
Another BJP MLA Habibur Rahman said that he had suggested to chief minister Vasundhara Raje that rituals should be conducted in the Rajasthan assembly to get rid of the bad spirits.
The demands fuelled after Nathdwara MLA Kalyan Singh Chauhan died on Wednesday while he was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Udaipur.
The Rajasthan Legislative Assembly which is spread across 16.96 acres in Jyoti Nagar is one of the modern legislature buildings in the country.
It is located right next to the Lal Kothi cremation ground.>