Sehore (Madhya Pradesh): In a bizarre remark, a BJP leader from Madhya Pradesh asked farmers to chant Hanuman Chalisa, a Hindu devotional hymn, to tackle natural calamities and disasters.
Unseasonal rains and hailstorms have damaged crops in Madhya Pradesh’s Sehore over the last few days.
Citing that experts have predicted adverse climatic condition over the next four-five days, the former MLA from Madhya Pradesh’s Sehore constituency, Ramesh Saxena said farmers should chant the Hanuman Chalisa everyday for an hour to prevent any natural calamity.
“Mera ye dava hai ki agar har gaon me ek ghante Hanuman Chalisa ka pratidin aap logon ne paath kar liya to is prakritik aapda se nipta jaa sakta hai. Isiliye punah yuva saathiyon se nivedan hai ki pratidin 1 ghanta, 5 dinon tak, Hanuman Chalisa ka paath karein (I can guarantee that if every village chants the Hanuman Chalisa for one hour everyday, we can avoid natural disasters, I appeal to the youth to chant the Hanuman Chalisa for one hour over the next five days,” Ramesh Saxena was quoted as saying.
His comments come in the wake of the IMD’s advisory that thunderstorm accompanied with hailstorm may develop over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, north Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, east Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha and Chhattisgarh.