Sunday 18 March 2018
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State Congress leaders target Ramdev for his quips on Rahul Gandhi

Yoga Guru Swami Ramdev’s outburst against AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi has not been gone well with Congressmen. On Monday, Ramdev while addressing a public gathering in Hamirpur had described Rahul Gandhi as incompetent and inexperienced person not fit for leading the nation.

Agitated Congress workers protested against Ramdev and showed black flags to him and also burnt his effigy. Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee spokesperson Deepak Sharma has gone one step further and even has lodged a police complaint against Ramdev for his statement.

The Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) President Thakur Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu has also lambasted at the Ramdev and dared him to participate in the forthcoming parliamentary elections.

Thakur Sukhu has strongly condemned his comments against Rahul Gandhi. Congress president, in his press communiqué, claimed that Baba Ramdev was himself facing corruption charges and didn’t have any moral right to make comments on the Congress vice president.

Many cabinet ministers including Urban Development Minister Sudhir Sharma, Excise and Taxation Minister Prakash Chaudhary have also condemned Ramdev statement. Sudhir Sharma said that Ramdev had no right to testify the integrity of any person and it seems that he had forgotten the ‘Yog Kriya’ and instead was trying to project himself as political pundit. He advised Baba Ramdev to concentrate on his profession rather than issuing political and irrelevant statements.

Excise and Taxation Minister Prakash Chaudhary even gone further and in his statement he called him “fanatic” and accused him for supporting communalism. Congress leaders accused Baba Ramdev for playing politics for gaining cheap popularity.

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