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Modi, Ramdev to share Haridwar dais tomorrow

Modi, Ramdev to share Haridwar dais tomorrow
For the 2014 Lok Sabha polls 26 April might turn out to be a gamechanging day as two top shots, boasting of a massive public following in India, are set to share the stage at a function. Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Yoga guru Ramdev’s Acharya Kulam, a school based on Vedic-cum-modern education near Patanjali Yog Vidyapith, Haridwar, in the presence of spiritual heavyweights, some of them commanding a following in crores.

Others who will attend the event include Morari Bapu and Rameshji Oza, two religious preachers with a wide appeal across India, P ranav Pandya, the current head of the Gayatri Parivar movement of late Pandit Ram Sharma, Virendra Hegde, the most popular spiritual leader of Karnataka besides the pontiff of the Pejawarpith in South India.

Efforts are also being made to rope in Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, with whom Modi shares a great personal equation.

Though an educational function, the event has a pronounced political tone and could turn out to be a game changer for the Lok Sabha elections - the coming together of Modi and Ramdev on a single platform and that too, in the presence of a galaxy of Hindu spiritual leaders, will virtually mean massive endorsement of Modi as the prime ministerial candidate.

Meanwhile, Congress in Uttarakhand on Wednesday said it will oppose the visit of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi to Haridwar on 26 April.


‘HINDU SEERS HELPED INDIA PROGRESS’

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi Wednesday said that it was the teachings of Hindu seers had kept the country going forward.

He was speaking at the silver jubilee celebrations of the Sivagiri Mutt’s headquarters of the Sree Narayana Dharma Sangham, established by Sree Narayana Guru, who propagated the concept of ‘One Caste, One Religion, One God’.

Modi arrived at the mutt, 45 km from here, Wednesday evening. His visit had been boycotted by both the Left opposition and the Congress led ruling alliance in Kerala.

In his speech, Modi said that even though untouchability has come down considerably because of the teachings of Sree Narayana Guru.
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