Pseudoscience & Religion

Narendra Nayak and FIRA on Karnataka CM Yeddyurappa’s Black Magic Superstitions

Karnataka chief minister B. S. Yeddyurappa’s recent declaration revealing his superstitious belief in black-magic makes him unfit for public office, says the Federation of Indian Rationalist Associations (FIRA) and its president, professor Narendra Nayak.

Prof. Narendra Nayak, president of FIRA

Prof. Narendra Nayak, president of FIRA

Professor Narendra Nayak’s comments appeared on Mangalore Today.

“The Federation of Indian Rationalists Association has criticized B. S. Yeddyurappa, the chief minister of Karnataka, for allegedly getting involved with soothsayers, black magicians, and trantriks.

Pointing out the Mr. Yeddyurappa is becoming increasingly superstitious, Dr. Narendra Nayak, the president of the federation, said that the CM has allegedly used black magic rituals to come to power and is now accusing the opposition of using black magic to pull him down. He also criticized the CM’s habit of visiting temples, mutts, and other places with supposed supernatural powers to ward off evil.”

Read the rest on the Mangalore Today website.

The Hindu carried a similar story:

“Stating that Mr. Yeddyurappa had come to power by “allegedly using occult powers” and was now accusing others of resorting to the same to unseat him, Mr. Nayak said by observing new rituals he was demonstrating that he was unfit to occupy the position of Chief Minister of a State like Karnataka – software capital of the world and home to many premier institutes of science.”

B.S. Yeddyurappa

B.S. Yeddyurappa

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The online newspaper DNA posted a full report on prof. Nayak’s statement:

“In what condition he sleeps is his personal matter. But we wouldn’t have been concerned if he was not the chief minister of the state. He is the constitutionally-elected leader of the state executive and he cannot allow his personal fears and convictions to jeopardise the prospects of the state”, said Dr Narendra Nayak, president of the Federation of Indian Rationalists’ Associations.”

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  • Dear editor,
    Nice that you have published this information at Nirmukta.
    I was just wondering about stands of RATIONALISTS’ ASSOCIATIONS

    In the declaration of Karnataka CM, it is stated as follows: .”There is a conspiracy to eliminate me. I am not even sure whether I will return home after visiting Vidhana Soudha (state secretariat),” said Yeddyurappa, who has been facing unending troubles since becoming chief minister in 2008.

    For every living creature in this world their life is utmost priority, so also YEDDURAPPA. IF he is so scared about his life I have some suggestions for him.
    1. Let him quit the post of CM and stay at home for ever or atleast till his ‘life threatening conditions’ are treated or cured.
    2. He should stop resorting to black magic/voodoo to be in power.
    3. Lodge a police complaint for his life threatened conditions and conduct an effective enquiry. I definitely think he being a legislative head, he can ask authorities to conduct enquiry with strong committment.
    4. I want to remind him that even he and his followers have conducted so called black magic for him to come to power when he was in the opposition. I mean to say he has performed black magic to pull down previous governments. Let enquiry be conducted about these “lack magic issues” since 1994.(Just like how he ordered probe on land scam in Karnataka since 1994).

    All these dramas of Yedurappa clearly justifies the fact of his guilt and tacticts to divert people’s attention away from core issue like corruption, non developments, differences of opinions within party leaders etc.

    The only humanly stand what Yedurappa can take is to APPOLOGISE to the people of Karnataka in the form of RESIGNATION to the post of CM.

  • The Constitution guarantees everyone the right to be a fool. Mr. Yeddyurappa is merely exercising his Constitutional right. In this sense, this great Beloved-of-the Gods, is not guilty of anything else. However, I have read in the newspaper that he had granted Rs.10 crores of taxpayers’ money to erect a gargantuan statue of a certain goddess in Bangalore to mimic Statue of Liberty of the U. S. I think Bangaloreans should consider filing a lawsuit to stop this madness. In a secular democracy, CMs, no matter how stupid they are in their personal life, have no discretionary powers such as this. Yo! Rationalists! Where are you? Get ready with a Writ petition!

    • Hi Skeptic,
      It is nice that you have given the link at NIRMUKTA. I am eager to learn Dr.Shrinivas Kakkilaya’s view about this.

    • Far from being forced, our son wanted it! Two of his cousins, his age and very close, had their Upanayana on the same week and may be our son wanted one for himself. One can see him and his cousin with their grandfather in one of the photos. Five years later, he does not wear the thread nor does he perform any rituals. He even doubts the existence of any supernatural being.

      Should we have persuaded him against it? We didn’t see why. Upanayana is only about initiating a student into new, higher learning. And we depicted it clearly on the invitation card with Sun glowing in full: May the supreme splendour of the sun inspire and enlighten our intellect and lead us to true knowledge – This is Gayatri Mantra.

      Late Sri Premanand had told me: “Srinivas, That guy is shooting at me from your shoulder”.

  • Occult has its own power. I have seen huge occult works all over india in history. Regarding yaddurappa, its his time which made him the king of karnataka. But there r sideby powers too. Its not occut power which made him CM, its the uddishta siddi pooja initiated by astrologer shri.chithrabhanu k poduval of payyanur,kerala. He confirms the effects of pooja with prashna method in astrology. Its total sathivik pooja. I have the contact information , u too can get infomation,contact details from google search.

  • Shri.Chithrabhanu K Poduval is the only astrologer in india, who preaches astrology scinifically. By consultations, he will always touch into the ultimate cause, which in sanskrit is named as “moola dosha”. He is a man who cured many diseases, psychic cases, heart blocks, strokes with his parihaaraas.

    Mr.Mohd aziz is right, this man is a big example for all astrologers and thanthrik people. very simple,humble man with huge capabilities.

  • No its not chithrabhanu k poduval he is based in kerala and never go for curing any politican. He is extremely decent fellow.

  • Never say, black magic is superstition. Just go to some places in India. You can see even CEOs of bog corporates, even communist ideologues waiting in queues to do and find ways. You will be amazed. Are they fools? Are they not educated? Never. Its totally another world sir, you cannot understand instill unless you find to get affected.

  • i soport to narendra sir.he was trained my mother ms.bishnu priya chand in kalahandi this year.my maa always tell me why we can not belife in superstistion.she tells science and scientific reason is miracle……

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