Saxena, a former MLA from Madhya Pradesh’s Sehore constituency, said farmers should chant the Hanuman
Chalisa every day for an hour to prevent any natural calamity.
In a bizarre remark, a BJP leader from Madhya Pradesh has urged farmers to chant Hanuman Chalisa, a
Hindu devotional hymn, to fight against natural calamities.
“Mera ye dava hai ki agar har gaon meek ghante Hanuman Chalisa ka pratidin app logon ne paath kar liya
to is prakritik aapda se nipta jaa sakta hai. Isiliye punah yuva saathiyon se nivedan hai ki pratidin 1
ghanta, 5 dinon tak, Hanuman Chalisa ka paath karein (I can guarantee that if every village chants the
Hanuman Chalisa for one hour everyday, we can avoid natural disasters, I appeal to the youth to chant
the Hanuman Chalisa for one hour over the next five days,” Ramesh Saxena was quoted as saying by ANI.
Citing that experts have predicted adverse climatic condition over the next four-five days, the former
MLA from Madhya Pradesh’s Sehore constituency said farmers should chant the Hanuman Chalisa everyday
for an hour to prevent any natural calamity.
The India Meteorological Department has issued an advisory that thunderstorm accompanied with hailstorm
may develop over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand,
north Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, east Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha and
On Sunday, unseasonal hailstorm and heavy showers in parts of Maharashtra claimed a farmer’s life and damaged
various crops. According to state government officials, two women were also injured in rain-
related incidents. Dhule, Nandurbar, Beed and Jalna districts witnessed the untimely spell of rain and hailstorm