Published: 05th June 2019
Remember the MP prof who got suspended over predicting BJP win? He's back to work
Rajeshwar Shastri Musalganokar also said that the HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyak was right by saying that astrology is above all sciences
Looks like the stars finally decided to align in Rajeshwar Shastri Musalgaonkar's favour. A month after his suspension, the Madhya Pradesh High Court has stayed the Vikram University's order that suspended Musalgaonkar for predicting the BJP's victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The head of Sanskrit, Vedas and Astrology departments of the university, he is looking forward to resuming work from Thursday.
"Whatever happened to me in the past wasn't fair. I am an astrologer and I merely did my job. But the court did its job well and Lady Justice showered her blessings upon me," he says. On May 2, the university had suspended this astrologer for predicting that the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA will come to power by winning over 300 seats. Proving his words true, the BJP had come to power for a second term in India on May 23. He was suspended on grounds of a complaint filed by a Youth Congress worker, Bablu Khich, that said that Musalgaonkar had violated the MP Civil Services Conduct Rules 1965 and the Model Code of Conduct during the Lok Sabha Election 2019.
After the new Modi government came to power, the HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal had remarked that "Astrology is the number one science for the entire world." He was also quoted as saying, "All streams of science are dwarfed in stature when compared with the science of astrology." We sought Musalgaonkar's comment on the same. His reply wasn't surprising at all. "The minister is absolutely right. Astrology is a visible science. The other sciences are based on assumptions. Here, you know where all the stars and planets are," he says.
He goes on to explain his arguments with an example. "Imagine that you're driving a car at a 50 km/h speed and suddenly, another car that is travelling at a 100 km/h speed overtakes you. You will obviously feel a tremour. Similarly, the rotation and revolution of the earth and the other planets create an effect on each other's surface and on us humans," he says, adding that an astrologer is an eye to all Vedas.