Bhopal: Self-styled godman Computer Baba today replied to Election Commission’s notice for performing ‘Hatyog’ for Congress leader Digvijaya Singh’s victory from Bhopal in the Lok Sabha election 2019.
As per sources, in his reply to the district poll officer, Computer Baba denied inviting Digvijaya to the camp and added that the money used in organising it was collected from donations or charity.
“I don’t know whether Digvijaya and his wife were present at the spot or not as I didn’t invite them. The camp was set up from the donations received,” Computer Baba said.
Computer Baba, whose real name is Namdas Tyagi, had organised a three-day camp at Saifia College ground in Bhopal, where he performed ‘Hatyog’ for the senior Congress leader. He is a former Minister in the previous BJP government.
Later, EC issued a notice to Computer Baba after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) filed a complaint against him alleging that he was fanning communal sentiments while campaigning for Digvijaya.
The poll panel carried the probe on three main points – from whom did Computer Baba take the permission to perform ‘Hatyog’ and when was the permission granted to him; whether Digvijaya was invited by Computer Baba and other saints and the third important point was for which party Computer Baba is campaigning for and how much money was spent on his programmes.
In Bhopal, Singh is fighting against BJP’s Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur. Polling in Bhopal will take place in the sixth phase 12 May. The counting of votes is scheduled for 23 May.