Voting for the Madhya Pradesh meeting polls could have concluded however parts tied to it proceed to amuse residents, notably these on social media.
A video of the Congress candidate from Ratlam, Paras Saklecha, gladly taking slipper slaps doled out by a fakir is being extensively shared on the web.
Mr Saklecha, who misplaced the elections in 2013 and 2018, visited the fakir on Thursday with a pair of recent slippers to hunt his blessings.
Mr Saklecha couldn’t be reached regardless of a number of makes an attempt.
The video exhibits the fakir, who lives at a dargah on Mhow Street, hitting the previous legislator on the top after which the cheeks.
Within the Video, @INCIndia MLC Candidate from MP, Paras saklecha is seen handing slippers to an aged Kamal Raza (fakir baba) asking to be overwhelmed (blessing).
Irony can be that this Congress chief will go and name others Andhbhakt! pic.twitter.com/wevoNyUMfF
— Amit Rakksshit 🇮🇳 (@amitrakshitbjp) November 18, 2023
Because the aged ascetic, affectionately known as ‘Abba’ by locals, continues hitting Mr Saklecha, the Congress chief requests him to cease saying “bas, bas, ho gaya (that’s sufficient)”, as per the video.
Many individuals go to the fakir, who smacks them with footwear, with the idea that it will convey them good luck. Whereas they provide him lungis and footwear, the ascetic accepts them from a couple of and throws away the remaining.
After receiving blows, Mr Saklecha was heard saying, “The fakir baba has warded off evil shadows, if any, upon me.” The Congress nominee has been pitted in opposition to BJP’s Chetan Kashyap.
Mr Saklecha gained the Ratlam meeting constituency as an impartial candidate in 2008, defeating the then house minister Himmat Kothari. Nonetheless, he misplaced to Mr Kashyap within the 2013 and 2018 polls.
Whereas makes an attempt to contact Mr Saklecha and Mr Kashyap didn’t succeed, their acquaintances stated they is perhaps resting after a busy campaigning schedule.
Meeting elections have been held in Madhya Pradesh on Friday with a voter turnout of 76.22 per cent, the very best within the state’s historical past. Votes can be counted on December 3.
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