Among the MLAs raising this demand were chief whip Kalulal Gujjar and Habibur Rahman. Both Kalu Lal Gujjar and Habibur Rahman are BJP legislators.
Jaipur: Several MLAs in Rajasthan have complained that the state assembly building is haunted. The MLAs say that ever since this assembly building was constructed, the 200 MLAs haven’t got to sit together. The untimely death of an MLA is reported and the number of legislators is reduced to less than 200. They said that the assembly building should be purified with special prayers to get rid of the ghosts.
Among the MLAs raising this demand were chief whip Kalu Lal Gujjar and Habibur Rahman. Both Kalu Lal Gujjar and Habibur Rahman are BJP legislators.
The death of BJP MLA from Nathdwara constituency Kalyan Singh recently led to these speculations. Earlier, MLA from Mandalgarh Kirti Kumari had died of swine flu.
Chief whip Kalu Lal Gujjar even wrote to the chief minister Vasundhara Raje, apprising her of their fears.
The MLAs said that the assembly has been constructed on a piece of land which used to be a cremation center. Many children were cremated at the place.
“Puja-hawan (special prayers) should be performed to get rid of these ghosts,” Kalu Lal Gujjar demanded.
They said a committee should be constituted to investigate their fears. The demand was also raised before the assembly deputy speaker.
Parliamentary affairs minister Rajendra Singh Rathore, however, said that he didn’t believe in these superstitions, but was willing to form a committee if the deputy speaker wants to.
Several MLAs however rubbished there fears and said that believing in superstitions will only give a wrong message to the public.
A well was dug in the state assembly building premises in the past amid fears about some Vastu Dosh.