Patna: Astrologers, soothsayers and even occultists are thronging the residence of RJD president Lalu Prasad to bless him and help him “win” the elections. Sources said, the RJD chief has not invited them to his house at 10 Circular Road, but the saffron-robed tribe came being aware that Prasad and his wife Rabri Devi have faith in astrology.
The RJD chief is known for believing in fortune and frequently visits ‘Augarh Baba' and ‘Pagla Baba' to seek their blessings.
Meet one such astrologer, a 74-year-old priest, clad in faded saffron robes and over a dozen necklaces of rudraksha beads dangling down his chest, was waiting patiently on a chair. He has come all the way from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh.
“I can see past, present and future. I have come here to bless Lalu Prasad and tell him what he should do in the elections to win,” said the priest, who goes by his adopted name Awadhoot Bhagwan.
Another one, Mati Gadi, 70, from West Champaran district, around 200 km northwest from Patna, claims himself to be a specialist in warding off evil-eye.