If astrologers are to be believed, "inauspicious planetary positions" are to be blamed for Union Agriculture Minister and NCP supremo Sharad Pawar's tryst with mishaps in the recent past. First came a thundering slap from a self-proclaimed aam aadmi "fed up with corruption and rising food prices" in Delhi last month, then a ceiling fan came loose landing with a thud on the dais where the minister was addressing a seminar in Jabalpur on December 2.
Accident-prone? Sharad Pawar
And on Monday, boom barricades collapsed, apparently unable to bear the burden of pouring sympathy of panicked supporters, and missed the leader's head by a whisker at his residence in the city. According to city soothsayers, all these mishaps are happening because of inauspicious planetary positions. His stars are still not in a favourable condition and he needs to be extra careful till his birthday on December 12.
Astrologers predict that even the New Year will not bring any drastic changes in his political life and his health will also deteriorate. City-based numerologist Swetta Jumaani said, "Number eight is assumed as the unluckiest number in numerology and Pawar's age is 71, which adds up to 8 (7+1). This is the reason he is going through a bad phase. As soon as he turns 72, things will become smoother. He, however, will not witness any radical improvement in his political and personal life, including his health."
Jumaani added that if Pawar adds his father's initial 'G' (Sharad G Pawar) in his name, then things might get a tad better. "But there is a very remote chance of his getting the prime ministerial post even in the next few years," Jumaani added.
Astrologer Udayraj Sane said, "Pawar is going through the period of Rahu for four months. This is assumed as an inauspicious planetary position if it's placed in inappropriate house of kundali. However, the next year will be important in politics but he should take care of his health."
Astrologer Madhusudan Khadekar agreed with Udayraj. "Pawar should be careful about his health next year and avoid tours. The 10th of this month is lunar eclipse and he should avoid going out."