• Weird! Minister performs 'puja' inside airport to stave off Covid-19


    Bhopal: While the nation battles the recent surge in covid cases and number of deaths due to the contagion, there are a few who are going an extra mile to deal with the situation in a bizarre manner rather than logically.

    For instance, the Minister of Tourism and Culture of Madhya Pradesh Usha Thakur, has been leading a prayer meet in the airport, though without face mask.

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    The minister was seen performing 'puja' before the statue of Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar at the Indore airport. The MLA from Indore's Mhow seat - who was seen clapping and singing before the deity - was joined by Airport Director Aryama Sanyas and other staff members at the ceremony.

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    Ms Thakur has often been seen without a face mask in public, critics say. During assembly session when she was asked why she is not wearing a mask, Ms Thakur had told NDTV that she doesn't need to wear a mask as she performs 'havan' (ritual burning) every day and recites the Hanuman Chalisa.

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