Jaipur, Feb 23: Death of two Rajasthan lawmakers, within past six months, have triggered worries among the MLAs. The legislators fear that the Rajasthan Secretariat building is haunted by some ‘evil spirits and negative energies’ that they need to get rid of. The Rajasthan legislators have been demanding the state government to conduct a  ‘havan’ and other religious ceremonies to get rid of them.

BJP MLA Habibur Rehman from Nagaur has suggested the Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje conduct a havan in the secretariat building which will help in purifying the surroundings. The land on which secretariat stands had once accommodated a burial ground and crematorium and hence the evil souls are dominating here, Rehman added, reports IANS.

Kalulal Gurjar also said that the untimely deaths of the two lawmakers – Nathdwara MLA Kalyan Singh and Kirti Kumari – have made the MLAs believe the secretariat building is haunted by some evil spirits and ghosts.

While Kalyan Singh passed away on Wednesday, Kirti Kumari died of Swine Flu last year.

However, some believe that this would only spread superstition. “I have never felt the presence of an evil spirit in the assembly. Maybe the people who are saying this are weak-hearted. Such things will only spread superstition among people,” Congress leader Dheeraj Gurjar was quoted as saying.

BJP MLA B Singh also said that the claims of some evil spirit haunting the Rajasthan secretariat building is totally baseless. “It’s belief of some senior MLAs that Rajasthan assembly was built on cremation ground so all 200 MLAs are never present here at one time. The view that there is a presence of ghosts is baseless. Doing a ‘yagna’ to mend this is not needed,” he said.