The Madhya Pradesh government now has two reasons to believe that ghosts really exist.
In an official government reply to the Assembly, Bhupendra Singh Thakur the State Home Minister said two farmers death were reported in Sehore district in the State by ghosts.
This issue was raised by Shailendra Patel the Congress MLA, who has been asking about suicide cases in the Sehore district from the last three years.
The State Minister has given a written reply saying that there were over 400 incidents of the farmer suicides in the last two-and-a-half years.
MP government blames ghost for farmer death
However, Patel had been in shock since the time he found that two deaths in 2014 were attributed to ghosts (bhoot, pret ka saya hona). “On one hand we all are talking about digital India and the Prime Minister is promoting Make in India and whereas on the other, we still have these bizarre reasons like ghosts and black magic,” Patel said.
He also added that he countered the government on the explanation but has not yet received any reply so far.
Patel said that apart from these “laughable” reason of possession by any ghosts, the reply also fails to further mention the reasons in the case of 117 of the 418 farmer suicides in the district.