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3 state governments turn to astrology to ensure survival, seer claims

IANS  |  Jaipur 

In a spiritual turn of events, the governments of three states - Madhya Pradesh, and - have turned to to ensure they complete their full terms, a Madhya Pradesh-based has claimed.

The seer cites a picture of sitting in a religious posture while performing astrological rituals for smooth functioning of his government.

In Madhya Pradesh, the government has a wafer-thin majority with 114 seats while the BJP has 109 seats in the 230-member Assembly.

The also shared a picture of an official purportedly sent by Ashok Gehlot, who on the Chief Minister's behalf performed rituals for the well-being of the

In the desert state, the government has been in turmoil since its rout in the Lok Sabha polls with an ongoing tussle between Gehlot and Deputy while on the other hand, the BJP too is trying to corner the citing its failure in meeting the promises made during the Assembly polls regarding loan waivers.

Speaking to IANS, the also said that a from has invited him "28 times" since the last one year of the formation of the government in the southern state to ensure it lasts the full five years.

In too, Congress-JD(S) alliance government is on the brink with the BJP winning one of the two Assembly seats for which bypolls were held, adding to its stupendous show in the Lok Sabha polls in the state.

The BJP now has 105 MLAs in the 224-member Karnataka Assembly, only eight short of a simple majority.



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First Published: Thu, June 13 2019. 17:28 IST