Seeks Sai Baba's Blessings
Vajpayee calls on Sathya Sal Baba
Bangalore: In the midst of hectic
electioneering and whistle-stop tours. Prime Minister Atal Bihari
Vajpayee called on Sathya Sai Baba at Brindavan, his Whitefield
ashram, near Bangalore, on Wednesday morning. The
Prime Minister had a 45-minute meeting with Baba at Trayee. his
residential quarters in the ashram. He was accompanied by his foster
daughter and son-in-law.
After the meeting. Baba and the PM posed for pictures
for the benefit of a couple of ashram and news photographers. Relaxed and
cheerful, the PM seemed obviously happy.
The Times of India, Mumbai edition dated
15.04.2004 Page No 7
Vajpayee pays obeisance to Saibaba
Bangalore, Apr 14 (IANS) :
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and his family members Wednesday drove
to Whitefield on the outskirts of this Karnataka capital to pay obeisance
to spiritual guru Satya Sai Baba.
Vajpayee, who is on a two-day visit to Karnataka for campaigning, was
closeted with Sai Baba for nearly an hour in the company of his foster
daughter Namita Bhattacharya, son-in-law Ranjan Bhattacharya and
Later, Vajpayee and Sai Baba came out for a photo opportunity but tight
security prevented any interaction with reporters.
Officials accompanying the prime minister declined to reveal what
transpired between Vajpayee and Sai Baba.
This is the second time Vajpayee has met Saibaba after the general
election was announced February 29. The first meeting last month was at
the spiritual leader's ashram at Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh.
During summer, Sai Baba shifts to Bangalore to avoid the scorching heat.
Vajpayee later went to the Vidhana Soudha, the Karnataka legislature
complex, to garland the statue of B.R. Ambedkar on the occasion of the
birth anniversary of the author of the Indian constitution.