Wannabe candidates are turning to astrologers and priests for success in the Rajasthan Assembly elections. The aspirants want to know whether they will become “a legislator, a State Minister or a Cabinet Minister”.

Hundreds of political leaders are queuing up at the doorsteps of astrologers and priests with requests to forecast their future and to organise special prayers for their success in the Assembly elections.

Polling for the 200 Assembly seats in the State is slated for December 1.

Several leading astrologers in the State said, some on condition of anonymity, that the wannabe candidates are approaching them in huge numbers.“They have a basic question—whether they would get a ticket from two of the mainstream parties, the BJP or the Congress, and whether they would be able to win.

“Or if they are going through some bad times, they request us to organise special prayers and also suggest appropriate stones so that defeat could be avoided in the upcoming elections,” Anil Kumar, an astrologer told IANS.