Published On : Tue, Jul 7th, 2015

Sai Mandir Trust election getting coloured with politics!


Nagpur: Instead of remaining confined to divine aura and charged with devotional attitude, the famous Sai Mandir on Wardha Road, due to its self-centered trustees/ members, is getting coloured with politics for the ensuing election of new body of the Sai Mandir Trust. Almost all major political parties are reported to have indirectly jumped into the fray as registration of new membership is to be done latest by 9th July. After completion of the membership drive, the election date shall be announced soon.

Sai Mandir is situated on such a prime location that every devotee aspires for ‘darshan’ of the idol of Sai Baba of Shirdi who has been Avatar of this Kaliyuga. According to sources close to the Sai Mandir, the days of devouts having their influence on Sansthan are over, because now political influence is dominating the Sansthan and they will be having their upper hand in the ensuing election of Sai Mandir Trust. Sai Mandir on Wardha road has been always the ‘centre of eyeing’ by many self-centered persons who fictitiously claim too be the devotees of Sai Baba, while they do not possess any iota of devotion or clean heart.

As on this date there are 1800 members of the Trust, but it cannot be ruled out that their number would get doubled up for the purpose of election for the new body. The members/ office bearers of Maharashtra Navanirman Sena, Nationalist Congress Party, Bhartiya Janata Party and Congress have started showing their interest in the Sai Mandir Trust. For example, Nagmote of MNS seems to be struggling hard to be on the Trust; an NMC office-bearer is already on a key post in the executive council; supporters of corporator Gudadhe Patil are equally active in the Sai Mandir politics; and BJP is pushing forward its members to occupy berth in the Mandir Trust.

It is worth mentioning here that the membership drive is being completed under the surveillance of CCTV and many interested are seeking membership by paying a good deal of membership amount ranging from Rs 1000 to Rs 1,00,000 by the last date, 9th July, 2015.

The election in Sai Mandir Trust is going to be politically interesting this time.

Rajeev Ranjan Kushwaha (