VARANASI (TIP): Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Thursday said he was supporting Gujarat chief minister NarendraModi for prime minister, and not the BJP. Describing Modi as “the only politician capable of freeing the country from Congress misrule”, he alleged that the Congress had “put democratic structure and credibility of investigating agencies at stake for political gains”. “People have great expectations from Modi.
I, too, feel only he can bring black money back and check corruption. Modi’s rising popularity has frustrated Congressmen. By misinterpreting Modi’s statements, the Congress has tried to insult Muslims for which they should seek explanation from the ruling party,” said Ramdev. “Sonia Gandhi has forced the Congress-led UPA to destroy the credibility of NIA, CBI and IB,” he added, claiming that senior officials of these agencies had told him that terrorists were moving freely in the country but they were unable to take action.
“If yuvraj (Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi) is so much in love with the minority and dalits that he visits their houses and shares their food, why doesn’t he marry a girl from the community?” he said, adding that the Gandhi family had cheated the country for the past six decades with no faith in Gandhism. He lamented that the birth places of Lord Ram, Lord Krishna and the Kashi Vishwanath temples were considered disputed.
“These are political issues and would not play any major role in the LS elections,” he said. Later, while addressing the convention of his Bharatiya Swabhiman Manch workers from 25 districts of east UP, Ramdev said “a parallel organization, Yuva Bharat, is being formed to ensure participation of youth in poll related exercises”.