Bhopal: A former BJP MLA on Monday asked farmers in Madhya Pradesh to recite Hanuman Chalisa to protect their crops from natural calamities like hailstorm.
Vaigyanikon ne bataya hai ki agle 4-5 din tak prakritik prakop rahega, oley bhi aayenge aur baarish bhi hogi. Is aapda se bachne ke liye ek matra upaay hai Hanuman Chalisa. Sabhi kisaan bhaiyon se nivedan hai ki pratidin 1 ghanta Hanuman Chalisa ka path karein: Ramesh Saxena, BJP pic.twitter.com/vX9gzToR6r
— ANI (@ANI) February 12, 2018
Ramesh Saxena found support for his suggestion from Minister of State for Agriculture Balkrishna Patidar, who said the recitation of the devotional hymn in praise of Lord Hanuman would boost the "inner strength" of the farmers.
As rain and hailstorm in the state in the last 24 hours were learnt to damaged standing crops, the former MLA, in a video appeal, asked the farmers to recite Hanuman Chalisa every day to ward off threats from calamities.
"Meteorologists are saying that a natural calamity may strike in the coming 4-5 days. There may be hailstorm and rain. There is only one solution to this: farmers should recite Hanuman Chalisa collectively in their respective villages," Saxena, a former legislator from Sehore, said in the video message that has gone viral on the social media.
When contacted, Patidar said there is nothing wrong in Saxena's message.
"There is nothing wrong in this. The recital of Hanuman Chalisa would bring relief and increase the inner strength of farmers," he told reporters.
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Updated Date: Feb 12, 2018 22:07:27 IST