The thought of going to a crematorium in the middle of the night is definitely a scary idea for some, that of being an Indian makes you feel worried about the spirits.
But a Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MLA from Andhra Pradesh’s Palakole constituency Nimmala Rama Naidu, slept, ate and even took a bath in the crematorium to drive away the fear of labourers refusing to work there.
First-time MLA, Nimmala Rama Naidu, has been trying to engage a modernisation project at the local crematorium, which was lying in shambles. He even recently got an amount of Rs 3 crore sanctioned by the government to construct a new crematorium in its place. But his efforts were worthless as labourers were too scared to work fearing ghosts.
To remove their fear, the MLA faced mosquitoes and stench of a nearby garbage dump for three days. He slept on a folding cot under the open sky and ate and bathed within the premises. His efforts paid off as at least 50 workers have begun turning up for work regularly, and the work on the modernisation of the place has already started.
I am going to sleep in the same place for another two or three days. This is to instil confidence among the workers, who were otherwise scared of entering the premises to take up the construction
Naidu claims that his idea of sleeping in the crematorium is working.
TDP MLA Nimmala Rama Naidu deserves appreciation for spending a night at a crematorium where workers had refused to enter after dark to do modernisation work out of fear of ‘spirits.’