Speaking to reporters on his way to Rameswaram, the Yoga Guru stated that “the political situation is very difficult”.

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news Politics Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 09:15

In what could be seen as an attempt to distance himself from being seen as an unconditional supporter of PM Modi, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev told reporters recently that the political situation in the country at present is difficult to guess and that it is not possible to say who the next prime minister will be. The statement from Baba Ramdev comes close to the heels of unsure political forecasts in 2019.

Speaking with the reporters outside Madurai International Airport on his way to Rameswaram for a Patanjali convention on Wednesday afternoon, he said, “Now the political situation is very difficult. We cannot say who will be next prime minister, or who will lead the country.”

While pointing out that the political climate was also very interesting, Baba Ramdev said that personally he was not for or against any politician or political party. “Now I am not focusing on politics. My personal vision in politics now is that I am not supporting any person or opposing any party,” he stated.

Speaking about his goal and vision for the country, the yoga guru stated that he wanted to make India a spiritual land. “India is not a Hindu country, but our aim is a spiritual country and spiritual world,” he said, adding that the goal was to make the country and the world spiritual through yoga and Vedic practices.

Patanjali CEO Baba Ramdev, earlier known for his expertise in yoga, co-founded Patanjali Ayurved with his friend Acharya Balakrishna, who holds more than 95% of the company’s shares. The fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) company has tied up with Kishore Biyani’s Future Group to boost sales of the products. 

Lately, the company’s products have been mired in controversies, after its gooseberry or amla juice was found to be of substandard quality. Samples were tested in state laboratory in Kolkata, which declared it unfit for consumption, prompting the canteen stores department of India’s defence forces to stop sales of the product.  

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