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Baba Ramdev defends Modi on issue of his marriage

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev yesterday backed BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on the issue of his marital status. Ramdev yesterday said that he appreciated Modi for his honesty, and the Congress leaders who constantly criticise him should look at their own weaknesses. He was in the city to conduct a yoga workshop.

Baba Ramdev was in the city yesterday for a yoga workshop. Pic/Mohan Patil
Baba Ramdev was in Pune yesterday for a yoga workshop. Pic/Mohan Patil 

While addressing media persons, Ramdev said, "If Modi's wife Jashodaben does not have any issues with Modi, why are Congress leaders interested in his personal life?" He added that BJP has never raised a question as to why Rahul Gandhi is still unmarried.

He said, "Modi got married at a tender age of 13, when the child doesn't even know what marriage is all about. What people should consider is that Modi has never indulged in corruption in the last 12 years while holding charge as chief minister of Gujarat."

The teacher not only praised Modi, but also glorified senior leader LK Advani. He said that he earlier had a misconception about the senior leaders. "I took five years to understand that Advani is the most thoughtful, honest and visionary leader of the party."

Ramdev has been touring India to garner votes for the BJP, after the party accepted his proposal to bring back black money. "I told him that those who have stashed away money in foreign banks should be penalised, whether they are associated with you (Modi) or me (Ramdev)," he said.

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