Panaji, Aug 29: BJP's Goa unit Vice President Anil Hoble on Monday invoked the gods for the speedy recover of party lawmaker and Deputy Speaker Vishnu Wagh who continues to be in ICU following a heart attack earlier this month.
Hoble hosted a Maharudra yagya ritual at the Rudreshwar Devastan in Haravalem, 20 km from Panaji, which he claimed was performed in order to "hasten Wagh's well-being".
"The Maharudra ritual was performed by 25 couples who we hosted. We brought 25 priests to perform the ritual. Like the Mahamrityunjaya chant, this ritual also has potential to improve one's health," Hoble claimed.
Wagh had been admitted to the Hinduja hospital in Mumbai earlier this month, after the St. Andre legislator suffered a heart attack on August 15, his second this year.
Wagh, who had been in coma for several days, is now reportedly responding, albeit slowly, to treatment. Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar visited Wagh at the Mumbai hospital on Sunday.