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Astrology topmost science, PM Narendra Modi right on Ganesh surgery: Pokhriyal

While the Left MPs protested against his comments on astrology, BJP MP said there should be a “ proper discussion on it and it should get the respect it deserves.”

Written by Liz Mathew | New Delhi | Updated: December 4, 2014 6:34 pm
nishank Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.


Emphasising that India’s “knowledge and science do not lack anything”, former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, who is now a BJP MP, claimed on Wednesday that an ancient sage, Kanad, who is believed to have lived around the 2nd century BC, had conducted a nuclear test during his time.

Participating in a debate in the Lok Sabha, Nishank said, “Today we are talking about nuclear tests. Lakhs of years ago, Sage Kanad had conducted a nuclear test. Our knowledge and science do not lack anything.”

Nishank also echoed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s earlier remarks citing “plastic surgery” and “genetic science” to explain the creation of Lord Ganesh and Karna respectively.

“People are raising questions on Modiji’s comments on Ganesh’s surgery. It was actually a surgery. The science available to us is not available elsewhere in the world… science or knowledge to transplant a severed head existed only in India,” claimed Nishank.

“Jyotish is a science to make calculations lakhs of years in advance. All other sciences have been dwarfed by our ancient astrologers. Astrology is the number one science for the entire world. We should promote the science… I want to say that astrology is the topmost science in the world,” said Nishank.

While the Left MPs protested against his comments on astrology, BJP MP said there should be a “ proper discussion on it and it should get the respect it deserves.”

Meanwhile, Nishank’s comments on Jawaharlal Nehru left the Congress MPs happy. “One should read Nehru’s Discovery of India. He has emphasised on our tradition, culture and beliefs, and has said that the country can move forward on the basis of these,” he said.

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  1. 4
    Dec 4, 2014 at 6:22 am
    I MYSELF vehemently believe that we Indians had so many nuclear bombs stored in cowsheds in different places in indian subcontinent. when Alexander, and others invaders like mongols, Uzbek Turks,Kazakhs,zulchoes mugals etc invaded India we tried to nuke them but unfortunately that didn't explode. cause our ancient god dindt permit violence. like RSS, BUJRANG DAL,SHIVE SENA.
    1. D
      Dec 4, 2014 at 12:24 pm
      I hope he was being sarcastic.
      1. P
        Dec 4, 2014 at 5:40 am
        Then what happened to all that ancient knowledge ...British stole it again..it got lost when Mughals invaded ? Is it coded into the shastras ? . delusions of ancient geur when people still carry night soil sad sad country with its pathetic rulers.our great past has won votes but will not help us in development.
        1. A
          Dec 4, 2014 at 8:17 am
          Funny that you will question that but will never question why women are forced to wear a veil in Islam or why a man can marry 4 times and why does islam promise 72 virgins to each man who kills a man of another religion
          1. R
            Dec 4, 2014 at 9:50 am
            I still see many astrologers on the streets ... going by this statement, I tht by this time they should have been huge hedge fund managers
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