Ramdev fires fresh salvo, says Rahul goes to Dalit houses for honeymoon
Triggering yet another controversy, yoga guru Ramdev on Friday alleged Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi goes to the houses of Dalits for honeymoon and picnic.
‘He goes to Dalits house for honeymoon and picnic. Had he married a dalit girl, then his luck could have clicked and he would have become the Prime Minister,’ Ramdev said at a programme here.
He said unlike Rahul, Narendra Modi and Ramdev have not become ‘fakir’ (single) under compulsion.
‘Us bechare ki bhi kismat kharab hai (Rahul is unlucky)’, Ramdev said.
‘His (Rahul’s) mother says that if you marry a foreigner girl, then you cannot become the PM and this boy does not want to marry an Indian girl. His mother wants that first he becomes the PM and then marry a foreigner’, he added.
Later, in a damage-control exercise, Ramdev claimed he did not make the remarks in a negative sense and was willing to withdraw them if they have hurt the Dalit sentiments.
Earlier refuting Congress’s allegations that he was campaigning for BJP in his yoga camps, Ramdev claimed his camps were ‘apolitical’.