TDP MPs are protesting over the Union’s step-child treatment to AP. But one MP has gone a different way to put out his anger. (“TDP MPs Tantric protest outside the house”)
Chittoor MP N Sivaprasad has joined the protests outside the house dressed as a ‘tantric’ and armed with a wood pellet rattle.
He performed ‘puja’ outside the Parliament for a special package to Andhra Pradesh. Chanting ‘mantras’ and aping the body language of a tantric, Sivaprasad said the “lord” had sent a message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi through him.
“The PM is playing with the public of Andhra Pradesh. We advise him not to play with Gods. He promised a lot of things but has forgotten everything. So we are questioning him now. The Lord asked me to tell Modi to be careful about the assurances he gives,” said Sivaprasad. This is not new to the people who know Sivaprasad. He has done such feats earlier many a time.
During a protest in Tirupati against demonetisation in 2016, the Lok Sabha member from Chittoor dressed as a ‘Burra Katha’ performer with a ‘Veena’ in his hand along with a couple of co-performers, narrated people’s ordeal after Centre denotified Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.
Earlier in 2016, he had dressed as Kucheludu and was seen holding a cut-out of PM Narendra Modi with a peacock feather pasted on his head to portray Modi as Krishna.
Later, in the same year, he turned up in Parliament donning a shirt with pictures of wailing farmers on one side and rich businessmen on the other to demand farm loan waivers.
Sivaprasad was also spotted dressed as an Andhra folk singer at a protest and in another agitation in 2014, he became a snake charmer.