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Modi attends Ramdev’s Yog Mahotsav

Vishal Kant
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BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Baba Ramdev during Yoga Mahotsav at Ramlila ground,in New Delhi on Sunday. Photo: Sandeep Saxena
The Hindu BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Baba Ramdev during Yoga Mahotsav at Ramlila ground,in New Delhi on Sunday. Photo: Sandeep Saxena

Previous governments failed to promote yoga, says Gujarat Chief Minister

BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi attended the Yog Mahotsav organised by yoga guru Baba Ramdev at Ramlila Maidan on Sunday.

Touted to be an apolitical event, organised to pay homage to martyrs Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, however failed to remain completely apolitical with the presence of the Gujarat Chief Minister before an ever enthusiastic crowd and the speakers, barring Mr. Modi, talking about “nation building by exercising the right choice in the upcoming general elections”.

Addressing the gathering before offering the mike to Mr. Modi, the yoga guru said: “I hear people say that there is gloom all over. But I feel that India is all set to come out of a bad phase.”

While Mr. Modi refrained from making a political speech, he heaped praise on the yoga guru stating “the issues raised by him [black money, corruption and misgovernance] were his own and these have become a cause of worry for many”.

Asserting that the yoga guru was not affiliated to any party or an individual, Mr. Modi said: “He is pained due to the state of the system. He has a fire within himself as to why bad things are happening in the country, why there is black money, why this corruption, why this bad governance? His issues are such, which are liked by people like me. But there are many people whose sleep vanishes when he rakes up these issues.”

Without naming the Congress or the UPA government, Mr. Modi said the previous governments “failed to promote yoga which has the potential to become an ambassador of the country before the world”.

Mr. Modi also tried to lay down his vision for the country over the next decade by stating that the “country needs to take a pledge on the martyrs' day to transform India into a country that provides employment, housing, power, drinking water and toilets etc. to the poorest of the poor”.

Earlier, the BJP leader and the yoga guru honoured the family members of the Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru and Chandrasekhar Azad.

Yes, yoga can replace software export as the biggest export business. Thereforefore as soon as Modi becomes the next chief (?) he should make all arrangements to make Ramdev a minister and promote this export.

from:  D. Darwin Albert Raj
Posted on: Mar 24, 2014 at 12:50 IST

I cannot help noticing the similarity of the Modi-Baba Ramdev bear hug for the benefit of the cameras and the hug between Duryodhana-Shakuni in the recent Mahabharatha. God Save our Nation!

from:  G. Parameswaran
Posted on: Mar 24, 2014 at 09:10 IST

I still remember attending a function in Chennai (then Madras) in the 70s honoring Bhagat
Singh's mother by none other than Sivaji Ganeshan - impeccably dressed in white- who
spoke reverentially, gratefully and gracefully, which was inspirational. The function was
organized by the Bharatiya Jana Sangh at that time. It is unforgettable for me.

from:  Seshadri
Posted on: Mar 24, 2014 at 06:35 IST

Do family members of Bhagat Singh, Chandra Sekhar Azad and Sukhdev get any role
in future governance of India?

The greatest honour to these martyrs is to build an India of their liking where people
are willing to make sacrifices for the common good.

BJP was not able to support AAP in Delhi assembly for introduction of JANLOKPAL
BILL.

BJP and Congress together made it difficult for the first apolitical government in India
of ordinary people to survive even for 60 days.

If Bhagat Singh, Chandrasekhar Azad and Sukhdev were alive, they wouldn't be in a
position to even get a deposit as independents and nomination from a political party.

India has changed a lot and there is no scope for honesty, integrity and sacrifice.

Yoga is commercialised.

from:  RKRAO
Posted on: Mar 24, 2014 at 03:26 IST
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