The Congress party has put forth their demand as per which they have asked Baba Ramdev to present a public detail of his properties and enlist the sources of income. Baba Ramdev who alleges that his yoga postures have the ability to cure the most malignant of diseases has reportedly got into a tangle with the Congress.
His new venture with an intention to clean the political system has reportedly entwined him with the Congress party. Following this, the party has hence asked Ramdev to make all his sources of income public. Baba Ramdev has however claimed that they have not taken even an inch form the Government.
Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh said “He must understand that we are as much against the black money as he claims to be. My only request to him is that he should be fair, he should not be partisan”.
News from the Patanjali Peeth suggests that Baba Ramdev plans to convert his following into a political party. This news is however to be announced later this year. Baba Ramdev is said to be running yoga camps across the country and abroad under the aegis of his Patanjali Peeth.
One such announcement which had been made by Baba Ramdev last year had got the BJP worried. He had put forth his intention of launching a political party at that time. Since Baba Ramdev has a huge fan following, the saffron outfit was very worried. Baba Ramdev is famous all over the world and abroad and targets specially the traditional urban middle class which makes his vote bank a hefty one.
BJP leader Venkaih Naidu also asserts that this was merely an escape by Baba Ramdev to get rid of the black money debate.
As per now, Baba Ramdev wishes to commence with his political campaign by making use of his network in the two states namely Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The two states would be holding elections early next year.
Baba Ramdev’s success is however yet being doubted as politics is an entirely different subject and it requires much more than posturing and practice of the asanas.