Nashik: Baba Ramdev, involved in a controversy following an allegation by CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat, on Sunday received support from Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar. He said: "I appreciate the work done [by Baba Ramdev] to propagate yoga in a scientific way."

On the allegation that Baba Ramdev's medicines contained animal remains, Mr. Pawar said: "I have been reading from childhood that some Ayurvedic medicines contained such things, say for example deer horns."

Baba Ramdev, who is conducting yoga classes here for the last couple of days, said on Sunday that a Hyderabad-based laboratory had found nothing wrong with samples of his medicines. - PTI