Superstition: Scared Politicians from UP

       Politicians in India take recourse to Astrologers, Babas, Gurus, many of whom have turned out to be the power behind the throne. Dhirendra Brhmacharis and Chandra Swamis are dime a dozen.

     ‘Secular’ politicians are no less in need of ‘spiritual guidance’. Come election time many are the poor innocent goats and chicken that are slaughtered, to provide ‘victory’ at the hustings. 

      May be there is something about NOIDA that is really dangerous to Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh.  Records indicate that CMs who visited NOIDA paid heavily, The heaviest price that can be demanded from a politician. The loss of his/her chair. 

Noida ‘jinx’ keeps Akhilesh away

Ayaskant Das TNN

Noida: With Akhilesh Yadav inaugurating infrastructure projects in Gautam Budh Nagar on Tuesday without actually visiting the city, political grapevine is abuzz that the CM chose to stay away fearing the ‘Noida jinx’.

       The jinx, as per political circles, has in the past caught up with several chief ministers of UP, including Veer Bahadur Singh, Narayan Dutt Tiwari, Kalyan Singh and Mayawati, who lost their chairs soon after visiting Noida.

      The young CM, who rode to power projecting himself as a tech-savvy environmental engineer, gave in to superstitions when he preferred to inaugurate the Yamuna Expressway last year by the press of a button from Lucknow.

       Despite the Samajwadi Party’s grand attempt at an image makeover during their fresh term in office, political observers say that Akhilesh would at best be viewed as a chip of the old block if he continues to avoid Noida purely for superstitious reasons. The party, which had promised the ban of computers as part of their election manifesto of 2007, has actually been distributing free laptops and tablets to students after storming to power in 2012.

       “In these circumstances, Akhilesh’s decision to skip Noida just because of a superstition is an aberration from the party’s new stand,” said an SP insider. 

       Akhilesh’s fear is not wholly unfounded as the ‘jinx’ has had its effect on the Yadav clan too in the past. Samajwadi Party chieftain, Mulayam Singh Yadav, who had visited Noida as UP chief minister in 1995, lost the polls that were held immediately thereafter. 

       As per political circles, the fear of the jinx is so well entrenched that Rajnath Singh, former BJP chief minister of UP, had chosen to inaugurate the DND flyway from the Delhi side in 2001 without visiting Noida.

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