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Seer who vowed to die if Digvijay Singh loses vanishes

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | RABINDRA NATH CHOUDHURY
Published May 25, 2019, 1:20 am IST
Updated May 25, 2019, 1:20 am IST
Singh was defeated by his nearest BJP rival Pragya Singh Thakur by a margin of over 3.64 lakh votes in the seat.
Digvijay Singh (Photo: PTI)
 Digvijay Singh (Photo: PTI)

Bhopal: Hindu seer who had vowed to take “live samadhi” (burial) if Congress candidate for Bhopal Lok Sabha seat Digvijay Singh lost the polls, has remained incommunicado after the latter bit the dust in the elections.

Mahamandaleswar Swamy Bairagyanand, a member of Panchayati Niranjani Akhra (followers of Shiva and Vishnu), has literally gone ‘underground’ after the results of Bhopal elections were declared late on Thursday night. Mr Singh was defeated by his nearest BJP rival Pragya Singh Thakur by a margin of over 3.64 lakh votes in the seat. A purported audio in which he was heard saying that it was not binding on him to execute his vow, on Friday, went viral in social media, creating a flutter in political circles.

 

The seer had declared at a news conference here that he would conduct an unique ‘havan’ for a week till the day of polling in Bhopal by offering 5 kg of red chili every day to the sacred fire to ensure that Mr Singh vanquished his rival. “I could clearly visualize Mr Singh’s victory in the elections. I will take live ‘samadhi’, if Mr Singh lost the polls”, he had said. Namdeo Tyagi alias Computer Baba had also later conducted a mass 'havan'  in hich Mr Singh and his wife Amrita also took part.

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