General Secretary of the Indian National Congress party Digvijaya Singh suggested to the Indian Premier League organisers should play tunes in praise of Lord Rama, a Hindu mythological god in place of cheerleaders during the upcoming IPL matches.
Mr Singh also reveals that Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan did not want to give entertainment tax exemption to three IPL matches to be played in Indore next month because he was against the idea of cheerleaders in the cash-reach T20 league.
Digvijay Singh told PTI, “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 further added, “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. Considering the craze for cricket, the entertainment tax should be relaxed.”
Total three IPL matches will be played at Holkar Stadium in Indore on April 8, 10 and 20.