Politics is a serious matter. However, when it is the Indian politicians that one is talking about, one can be rest assured of having a belly hurt of out laughter thanks to the antics of some of the opposition party leaders. A stark case in example can be found in a recent case that perplexed the entire state of Bihar to some extent.
The matter took place when former Health Minister of Bihar and the son of two erstwhile Bihar Chief Ministers – Rabri Devi and Lalu Prasad Yadav – Tej Prasad Yadav accused the current Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, of doing black magic on him and unleashing ghosts on him.
And the matter did not end here. He also blamed Kumar of activating the supernatural in such a way that he was literally forced to vacate the bungalow he currently resided in. In a statement issued to the press, the former minister said:
I decided to vacate the bungalow because Nitish and Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi had released ghosts in it. The ghosts were haunting me.
Yes; you heard it absolutely right. At a time when Elon Musk is on the verge of inventing a vehicle that would run on space, certain Indian politicians are still busy inventing supernatural stories to hide their wrong deeds.
Although Tej Prasad Yadav is known in Bihar’s RJD circle as a superstitious person, it is not really superstition that prompted him to issue such a statement. The real reason of him vacating the bungalow is more legal than anything else.
According to reports, when RJD and JD(U) had a fallout in 2017, the lease of the bungalow, which Tej Prasad used to reside in as the state health minister, ended. But then, thinking himself to be the who’s-who of the state, he kept on residing in the bungalow despite innumerable legal notices and letters issued on him on the same. It was only after a hefty penalty was levied on him that he vacated the bungalow. And, so that he does not have to pay a single buck, Tej Prasad invented this story.
What’s astonishing is that despite being such a bizarre claim in contemporary times, no intellectual or acclaimed media house criticized him. We wonder if the same would have been the situation had there been any BJP leader in place of Tej. What do you think about it? Please share your views with us in the comments section below.