Ever since OP Rawat, the Chief Election Commissioner, on October 6, 2018, has declared that the state of Telangana would go to the polls on December 7, guesswork has been on track amongst the people. All buzzes have been fretful only with the winning party. Furthermore, currently, news making rounds that Amavasya, the new moon, is falling on the polling day — December 7, 2018. It has come to stomping ground the reigning TRS Party.
Soon as the Election Commission on Saturday publicized the polling date, social media was inundated with posts pointing out that it was Amavasya and the date may not grow into favorable for TRS as it is deliberated as inauspicious.
For quite some time, the Chief Minister of Telangana, K Chandrasekhar Rao, has been understood as a firm follower of numerology, astrology, and vaastu. Now, in the same milieu, much as it is being spread that it would be a bad omen for the ruling party. Of course, one of the Party’s Member of Parliament, Boora Narsaiah Goud, has already laid off such talk. It is worth mentioning here that except for the Karttika Amavasya, the Amavasya of Diwali, no other Amavasya is deliberated favorable as per Hindu beliefs.
Most recently, when elections were held for Karnataka state assembly, similar suppositions made rounds. In that situation, some Karnataka politicians were more distraught about the date of counting of assembly elections than campaigning and conquering the adversary. It is evident that polls for the Karnataka State Assembly were held on May 12, 2018 (Saturday), and counting was held on May 15, 2018. Some well-thought-out Saturday was inauspicious due to the effect of Shani, a planet god who by all accounts becomes fuming definitely. Here, in this case, the main cause of concern for most was the date of counting, May 15, 2018, which was on Amavasya. For those who believe in astrology, the polls on Saturday and counting on Amavasya was a nerve-racking combination.
If we compare the situation in Telangana and Karnataka — in the case of Telangana, it is the polling day that falls on Amavasya and in the case of Karnataka, it was the counting day that fell on Amavasya. If we deduce that Amavasya effect has to be there on the elections, the consequence should be either with respect to polling date or counting date. But logically speaking, if Amavasya is to be sure inauspicious, then it is inauspicious for all those contesting elections. It is extremely implausible that Amavasya would be biased and be off-putting to some but not so much for others. This is a matter of prophetic expectation, which the best astrologers only could answer in a healthier mode.
As it has already been declared, the elections results for all 119 seats in Telangana state assembly will be announced on December 11, 2018 — just four days after the single phase poll. As far as December 11, 2018, is concerned, it is Chavithi, the fourth day of a new month, which most people consider as an auspicious day. So, on the other hand, taking this as an orientation, it would be a good premonition to the ruling TRS Party.
In my opinion, if something is bad for one party should be bad to another party as well, vice versa is also applicable. If something goes wrong, coincidentally, it is related to the fallacies, that’s all! Just like that, take any two weekend (Sunday’s) predictions/horoscopes for the following week and try to match. I am sure that no two horoscope predictions for the given zodiac sign cup tie more than forty percent. These are all sheer gullible beliefs. Nothing else!
It is very fathomable that all political parties, for that matter even the independent candidates, have to purely depend upon the voter’s decision. The fate of any contender is alone in the hands of the voter. I do not codswallop the science behind the numerology, astrology, and vaastu sastra. However, my point for debate is if a day is inauspicious to one party, logically it should be inauspicious to another party too!
– Dr. Suman Kumar Kasturi