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How to dispel superstition? Sleep in a graveyard like AP TDP MLA to get rid of ghost scare

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    Hyderabad, June 27: If you think ghosts exist then go and sleep in a graveyard to know the truth. Are you panicking? Don't, because science has long proven that ghosts are a part of our long tradition of various superstitious beliefs.

    But who will explain the gullible ones not to buy any theories about ghosts? None, right? No, a politician from Andhra Pradesh perfectly dispelled ghost scare among locals by sleeping in a graveyard, always considered to be the hunting ground for the dead.

    Nimmala Rama Naidu

    Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MLA from West Godavari, Nimmala Rama Naidu, slept at a graveyard in Palakole town for three consecutive nights recently to prove that there are no ghosts. Naidu's "daring act" has earned him praises from one and all--rationalists, politicians and people at large across the country.

    The TDP MLA decided to sleep in the graveyard as local construction workers opposed his move to renovate the dilapidated crematorium building to avoid "offending" the ghosts.

    Thus begin his journey of sleeping in the graveyard under the open sky in a cot well-protected by a mosquito net from June 22. Naidu even had his food at his temporary home without any fear.

    The legislator's experience of three nights is a testimony that there are no ghosts but a lot of mosquitos in the graveyard which troubled him during his sleep.

    His "ghostbusting" efforts have yielded results as labourers, who are a part of the renovation work at the crematorium building, are back to work now.

    Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan took note of Naidu's unique step to fight against superstition. Vijayan took to Twitter to praise Naidu.

    "TDP MLA Nimmala Rama Naidu deserves praise for spending a night at a crematorium where workers had refused to enter after dark to do modernisation work out of fear of 'spirits'. Rama Naidu is a crusader against superstition. He has decided to spend more nights at this crematorium in Palakole of West Godavari district to instil confidence among workers who are afraid of ghosts," Vijayan tweeted.

    The TDP MLA has become a "hero" of sort who is hell-bent to fight against superstition and we too join the Kerala CM to praise Naidu. Kudos, Naidu!

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