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  India   All India  08 May 2019  Digvijay Singh, Sadhvi Pragya fight poll through yagna

Digvijay Singh, Sadhvi Pragya fight poll through yagna

THE ASIAN AGE. | RABINDRA NATH CHOUDHURY
Published : May 8, 2019, 6:19 am IST
Updated : May 8, 2019, 7:42 am IST

The event was also marked by chanting of mantras by hundreds of religious leaders who gathered on the occasion.

Spiritual leader Namdev Das Tyagi popularly known as Computer Baba performs puja at the election campaign venue of Congress candidate for Bhopal Lok Sabha seat Digvijay Singh in Bhopal on Tuesday. (Photo: PTI)
 Spiritual leader Namdev Das Tyagi popularly known as Computer Baba performs puja at the election campaign venue of Congress candidate for Bhopal Lok Sabha seat Digvijay Singh in Bhopal on Tuesday. (Photo: PTI)

Bhopal: Veteran leader Digvijay Singh of Congress and political greenhorn Sadhvi Pragya of BJP on Tuesday took recourse to ‘yagna’ to settle their poll battle for Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency.

Flanked by his wife Amrita, Mr Singh performed “hot yagna” (rituals performed in hot and humid conditions) in the sprawling Sophia College ground in Bhopal with mercury touching 41 degree Celsius to vanquish his rival.

 

Religious fervor marked the occasion with around a dozen seers lead by self-styled god man Namdas Tyagi, who loves to call himself Computer Baba, performing ‘yagna’ separately, each being surrounded by a circle of burning cow dung in the ground even as the Singh couple went ahead with their ‘yagna’.

The event was also marked by chanting of mantras by hundreds of religious leaders who gathered on the occasion.

Earlier in the day, the sages held a road show to support Mr Singh’s candidature before converging in the open ground to participate in the ‘hot yagna’.

BJP’s nominee for Bhopal Pragya Singh Thakur also performed a ‘yagna’ on Tuesday. Several seers participated in her yagna.

 

The BJP on Tuesday evening released a press release in which eminent seer Avdeshpuri Ji Maharaj was quoted as describing the ‘hot yagna’ organised by Computer Baba to ensure Mr Singh’s victory as “meaningless and a mere show piece”.

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