Disheartened by the losses in successive elections, the Madhya Pradesh Congress has decided to go in for a revamp of its headquarters here as per ‘Vaastu Shastra’.
According to senior Congress leaders, some of the rooms at the party’s state headquarters ‘Indira Bhavan’, has ‘Vaastu dosh’(flaws) and hence will be remodelled as per the ‘Vaastu’ guidelines. MPCC chief spokesperson and senior MLA Mukesh Nayak said the reconstruction of some of the rooms will begin soon.
“Those rooms, which have not been constructed as per the ‘Vaastu’ guidelines, will be reconstructed. It is a scientific method whose positive effects have been proved for long,” said Nayak.
State Congress chief Arun Yadav was also of the view that the ‘Vaastu’ guidelines must be adhered to.
And Madhya Pradesh Congress leaders pointed out that there was a slide in the party’s fortunes since the MPCC moved into the present office.
“After moving into this office, we have seen two Assembly elections (2008 and 2013). The party performed dismally in both the elections. Till the time we operated from Jawahar Bhavan, the party was doing well. There is nothing wrong in applying Vaastu,” a party functionary said.
Meanwhile, an obsession with ‘Vaastu’ is not a new phenomenon among the state’s politicians.
In 2008, a senior BJP Minister Kailash Vijaywargiya had written a letter to the then Speaker of the Assembly, Ishwar Das Rohani urging him to rope in the Vaastu experts to study the building’s layout and rectify the anomalies in its design. And the BJP member’s apprehension, that the Assembly building attracted negative energy, was prompted by the deaths of some two dozen MLAs due to various reasons ever since the House started functioning on the premises in 1996.
Following the untimely death of Rohani due to cardiac arrest last year, Vijaywargiya gave a renewed call in this regard. Senior Congress leader Sriniwas Tiwari, who was the Assembly Speaker between 1996-2004, had performed a ‘Yagna’ during his time to rectify the ‘negative vibes’ of the building, old-timers said.