Won’t Support Any Party in 2019, Cannot Say Who Will Be Next PM: Baba Ramdev
Before the 2014 general elections, Ramdev had campaigned for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Narendra Modi.
Two weeks after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s defeat in the assembly elections in five states, Yoga ‘guru’ Baba Ramdev reportedly said on Tuesday, December 25 that the political situation in the country was “very difficult” and that one cannot say who will become the prime minister after the next general elections. He was speaking at a meeting of his followers in Rameswaram.
“Now in India… in 2019… the political situation is very difficult. We cannot say who will be the next PM…or who will lead the country. But the situation is very interesting… fighting situation in politics…,” said Ramdev, reported the Indian Express.
He also made it clear that he would not be supporting any party, “We don’t have a political or religious agenda but we want a spiritual country and a spiritual world. Through yoga and Vedic practices, we are making a divine, prosperous and spiritual India,” he added
In the 2014 general election, Ramdev had campaigned for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In 2015, Ramdev was appointed the brand ambassador of Haryana by the M.L. Khattar led BJP government in the state and given the rank of a cabinet minister, reported NDTV.
However, this time around, he said he will not be supporting any political party or candidate in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. “I am not focusing on politics,” Ramdev reportedly said.
Ramdev isn’t the only prominent BJP supporter to have lost confidence in the party after the result of the assembly polls where BJP governments were was ousted by the Congress in three states. Last week, British politician and economist Meghnad Desai, a self-confessed Narendra Modi admirer till some time back, had accused the prime minister of not being a team player and predicted that the “disappointed” electorate will not vote him back with a majority.
“Ultimately, the people are disappointed. Somehow, the feeling is that ‘acche din ab tak nahin aaye’ (the promised good days have not come in yet),” Desai had told PTI.
(With PTI Inputs)