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Play tunes in praise of Lord Rama in IPL, says Digvijaya Singh

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IPL Trophy. (Photo Source: BCCI)

Indian Premier League is just two weeks away as all the players are gearing up for its tenth edition and it is everywhere in news. All the teams have started the preparation as the cricket extravaganza kick starts from 5th of April.

There are a large number of fans that enjoy the Indian Premier League and is one of the most celebrated cricket festivals. However, the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan thinks otherwise. The Chief Minister is not ready to exempt the entertainment tax for the games played at the Holkar Stadium in Indore.

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The congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh had an idea about the same. He feels that instead of cheerleaders the organizers should play songs of Lord Rama or any other devotional songs. The congressman said that when a batsman hits a four or a six then instead of cheerleaders let there be songs of God.

He said that he did not understand the problem of exempting IPL matches from entertainment tax and revealed that the MP Chief Minister might be having a problem with the cheerleaders. He said “What exactly is the problem in exempting IPL matches from entertainment tax? I have been told that CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan was averse to the idea of cheerleaders in the IPL.”

He also suggested some way around the same and said that play devotional songs. “In this connection, I have a suggestion… tunes praising Lord Rama should be played when fours and sixes are hit and a wicket falls instead of roping in cheerleaders,” he said while talking to the press.

India is crazy for cricket, it is a sport for sure but the level of craziness matches no other sport and people are highly entertained by the cricket played. However, MP Chief Minister is unwilling to act against his decision while Digvijaya Singh understands the concern of BCCI. Singh said, “Considering the craze for cricket, the entertainment tax should be relaxed.”

April 8, 10 and 20 will be days when Holkar Stadium will host the Indian Premier League matches.

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