12 lakh applied for Kailasa citizenship: Nithyananda

Chennai: ”As many as 12 lakh people have applied for Kailasa citizenship,” claimed Nithyananda, the controversial self-styled godman in a latest Facebook video and added that he would announce the implementation possibilities of Kailaasa country on Karthikai Deepam (today).

According to him, e-mails flooded about queries of becoming a citizen of the alleged country. Nithyananda appealed that he would reply to their questions over time and thanked the ones who have come forward to donate lands.

”A few countries, I do not wish to reveal the particulars, have approached me directly to form Kailaasa country. We will soon work out with them towards establishing the new country and I will inform as soon as it happens,” Nithyananda said.

In another video that he released, Nithyananda claimed that Kailasa is not a land or territory but calls it a cosmos in the universe.

”The country has gained popularity due to the memes and the creators. I do not know if they are noble or otherwise, but they work for the money they get,” he said.

Nithyananda had allegedly fled India without a passport to save himself from a rape case registered against him.

On 6 December, the Ministry of External Affairs said Nithyananda’s passport was cancelled before its validity was to expire in 2018 and that his application for a new one was also rejected because of the cases pending against him. Recently, Nithyananda announced forming a new nation called Kailasa.