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Religious leader Computer Baba may set up new akhada

Press Trust of India  |  Indore 

Religious leader Computer Baba, who was recently expelled from the Digambar Ani Akhada, said Wednesday he is mulling to set up a new 'akhada' during the ensuing at Prayagraj in

Computer Baba, a friend-turned-critic of the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in Madhya Pradesh, alleged the Akhil Bharatiya (ABAP) is working at the BJP's behest.

The is the apex organisation of Hindu sants and sadhus. Akharas are outfits of Hindu sants and sadhus.

Talking to PTI, Computer Baba said he was expelled from the Digambar Ani on an improper order of the Parishad.

"I was expelled at a time when I was running a campaign to save the The is working at the behest of BJP."

"Saints like became of and then a Mahant of Gorakhnath Math Yogi Adityanath became of But, Akhada Parishad doesn't like me because I speak openly against the BJP," he said.

Computer Baba said he will mobilise saints and seers of the country from December 22 to 30 in Prayagraj (Allahabad) and discuss the prospects of forming a new akhada.

Meanwhile, Mahant Narendra Giri, of ABAP, refuted Computer Baba's allegations and said his organisation has no affiliation with any political party.

On the new akhada plan of Computer Baba, Giri said, "According to traditions of Sanatan Dharma, the Parishad recognises only 13 akhadas. We cannot recognise any new akhada."

In November, Computer Baba, whose original name is Namdeo Das Tyagi, was expelled by the from the Digambar Ani Akhada, a prominent denomination of the Vaishnava sect, for jumping into political arena.

Computer Baba was accorded the status by the in April this year and appointed to a committee for protection of the

However, later he resigned from the panel, accusing of not fulfilling his promises and alleging his government did little to stop in the Narmada.

Moreover, Computer Baba held several congregations of saints and urged people to for the in the November 28 elections in the state.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 23:30 IST