HRD Minister Smriti Irani consulting an astrologer in Rajasthan
Education Minister Smriti Irani, who is in Rajasthan for a personal tour, was seen visiting one of the country's best-known astrologers today.
The 80-year-old referred to as "Nathu Lal ji" by his followers reportedly told the minister, who is 38, that she's due for a huge promotion.
"She will become President... in five years," the astrologer told reporters.
Former President Pratibha Patil and Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh are among the high-profile fans of the astrologer, who lives in a village near the famous temple town of Nathdwara, around 280 kms from the state capital of Jaipur.
When asked to comment on her consultation, Ms Irani said, "What I am doing in my personal life is not the responsibility of media to report until and unless it affects my duties."