While Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis greets yoga guru Ramdev with folded hands, the baba prefers a jaadu ki jhappi, taking the CM by surprise on the third day at the monsoon session of the Maharashtra Assembly.
Baba Ramdev is in Maharashtra for the International Yoga Day events on June 21 and he will head a programme in Nanded where over 150,000 people are expected to perform yoga along with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis
Discussing yoga, exercises, good health and nutrition, he expressed his serious concerns over adulteration of foods and spurious medicines in the country. "I have recently heard that in China, a man was hanged to death for adulteration. I feel we should make a beginning, not with capital punishment, but at least life sentence in jail to such unscrupulous persons. The central and state governments must consider it," Ramdev said emphatically.
Baba Ramdev said there are many instances of people getting caught doing 'milavat' (adulteration) and manufacturing 'nakli' (spurious) medicines which are harmful to the people and at times, the consequences are fatal. Pic/Baba Ramdev Twitter
On good health, Baba Ramdev said, "Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak had said 'Swaraj Is My Birthright'. I say, 'Health is my birthright'. I consider good health as important as anything else that is good for the people."
Baba Ramdev said he was perturbed over the increasing incidents of Indians suffering diseases like diabetes, blood pressure, obesity, stress, etc., and said yoga and ayurveda should be a party of the "journey of life".
Yoga guru Ramdev met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai. Ramdev will be attending an International Yoga Day event in Maharashtra's Nanded on June 21, which will also be attended by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. All pics/Suresh Karkera
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